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01752 304774
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Lunchtime talks

Unless stated, all talks begin at 1.10pm and last for up to 45 minutes. £2 per person. Advance booking and payment is advised.

Booking and admission

To obtain tickets please speak to a member of staff on our Welcome Desk or call us on 01752 304774. You can collect tickets by hand from the Museum or we will put them aside for you. Unreserved tickets will be available on the day although we cannot guarantee that any will remain! For the enjoyment of all attendees we will not admit latecomers if the gallery is full or very busy. If you wish to get a particular seat we would be very grateful if you could turn up in plenty of time.

Tickets are available now from our Welcome Desk.

Summer 2015

Lunchtime talk: Arts and Crafts in the Cotswolds

Lawrie Thorne from the University of the Third Age explores how Arts and Crafts Movement (1885-1935) came about in the Cotswolds area.
Tuesday 2 June 2015


 

Lunchtime talk: The Huguenots: From French Roots to Plymouth's Harbours

Join Dr Jameson Tucker from the Department of History at Plymouth University as he discusses the history of the Huguenots from their origins in sixteenth century France through to their arrival in Devon, where they established trades, families and churches.
Tuesday 9 June 2015


Lunchtime talk: Waterloo Illustrated: The Campaign and the Battle

Listen to information about and a reading linked to the 200th anniversary of the famous Battle of Waterloo (18 June 1815).
Tuesday 16 June 2015


Lunchtime talk: Making and Promoting British Art: Painting and Printmaking in Late Eighteenth-Century Britain

Art historian, Dr Rosie Dias explores the relationship between paintings and prints, and looks at how the artistic and commercial processes underpinning them allowed for the development and international recognition of a British School of painting in the 18th century.
Tuesday 23 June 2015


A talk for Tuesday 30 June will be confirmed shortly.


Lunchtime talk: Winston Churchill

Join popular speaker, Alan Read for a talk about the life and times of a man who is still considered to be one of our greatest ever wartime leaders.
Tuesday 7 July 2015


Artist talk: Svend Bayer

Join the Crafts Council and Devon-based potter, Svend Bayer to examine the significant era of craft between 1972 and 1982 as well as Svend's practice, work and groundbreaking wood-firing techniques. This talk is free. This is a Crafts Council First Decade project event.
Tuesday 14 July 2015


Lunchtime talk: The Arrival of Napoleon in Brixham

Learn about Napoleon's escape from Elba, defeat at Waterloo and journey to Berry Head 200 years ago.
Tuesday 21 July 2015


Lunchtime talk: Napoleon in Plymouth Sound in 1815

Listen to a presentation about Napoleon's surrender, journey to Plymouth and the scenes in the Sound 200 years ago.
Tuesday 28 July 2015


Autumn 2015

Lunchtime talk: Sir Joshua Reynolds' Sketchbook

Join Art Historian, Professor Perini-Folesani from the University of Urbino as she discusses the content of our newly-acquired Italian sketchbook by Sir Joshua Reynolds.
Tuesday 8 September 2015


Lunchtime talk: Plymouth Breakwater: The Great National Undertaking

Come and discover the story of the building of the Breakwater with City and Maritime Heritage Curator, Nigel Overton. This is an Ocean City Festival 2015 event.
Tuesday 15 September 2015


A talk for Tuesday 22 September will be confirmed shortly.


Lunchtime talk: In Search of Britain's Rarest Animals

Journalist and nature writer Charlie Elder, author of 'Few And Far Between', describes his travels around Britain on the trail of our scarcest and most endangered animals.
Tuesday 29 September 2015


More talks for October, November and December will be confirmed later in the year. Please check this page for updates!

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