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A photo of a lunchtime talk at Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery

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.

February 2016

Lunchtime talk: Women of the Raj

Playwright and author Brian Freeland gives his popular presentation about British women in India during the second half of the Raj.
Tuesday 23 February 2016

March 2016

Lunchtime talk: War and Play

Explore the links between war and play with Dr Sean Carter from Exeter University's Department of Geography as he considers the extent to which we can understand today's geopolitical events through the study of toys.
Tuesday 1 March 2016

Lunchtime talk: The Mermaids of Plymouth

As part of our celebrations for International Women's Day 2016, come and find out more about four inspirational female marine biologists who worked at Plymouth's Marine Biological Association.
Tuesday 8 March 2016

Lunchtime talk: The Place of the Blitz in the History of Plymouth: Contexts, Impact and Outstanding Questions

Listen as Harry Bennett from Plymouth University's Department of History questions why the events of late March and late April 1941 had such an impact on memories and society in Plymouth.
Tuesday 22 March 2016

Lunchtime talk: Plymouth: Rising from the Ashes

Learn more about how Plymouth rebuilt itself after the destruction of the Blitz with Tony Davey, Learning Development Officer.
Tuesday 29 March 2016

The Lunchtime Talks programme will take a short break in April.

May 2016

Lunchtime talk: The Queen: Art and Image

Alan Read pays us a visit from London to share his presentation about some of the most remarkable and resonant images from Queen Elizabeth II's reign.
Tuesday 3 May 2016

Lunchtime talk: Dame Agnes Weston: The Sailor’s Friend

Come and hear an illustrated talk on the life and work of an amazing Plymouth woman who founded The Sailors' Rests and campaigned tirelessly to improve the lot of her beloved 'bluejackets'.
This is a Plymouth History Festival 2016 event.
Tuesday 10 May 2016

Lunchtime talk: Flying to the End of the Runway? The History of Plymouth’s Airport

Clive Charlton joins us to explore the various proposals that have existed over the years for an alternative airport for Plymouth.
This is a Plymouth History Festival 2016 event.
Tuesday 17 May 2016

Lunchtime talk: Soldiers of a Forgotten War

Join author Jane Marchese Robinson for a fascinating presentation based on the research she has undertaken for her forthcoming book, ‘Tracing your Boer War Ancestors, Soldiers of a Forgotten War’. Come and listen as she gives light to the stories of men associated with Plymouth who fought and died so far from home.
This is a Plymouth History Festival 2016 event.
Tuesday 24 May 2016

Lunchtime talk: Battle of Jutland 100

Listen as Mike Duffy from the University of Exeter outlines the circumstances of the Battle of Jutland in 1916.
This is a Plymouth History Festival 2016 event.
Tuesday 31 May 2016

Additional talks for June and July will be confirmed soon.

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