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Events under 'Yate Lecture Series'
Thursday, November 15, 2018

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HMS Dreadnought and the Ship's Journal

Yate Lecture Series presents a real treat for martime historians; - Nigel Somerville takes us through the history of one of the Royal Navy's finest 18th century ships and what we can learn from the captains's journal.  £2 admission or free for Friends of YHC. Funded by the Friends of YHC.

Tuesday, October 04, 2016 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Civil War and Miiltary Rule in the South-West

Alex Craven of UWE discusses the commonwealth period of the 1650s and how the military government of Cromwell affected the Bristol area. Admission for this leacture is £2 or free for Friends of YHC. Funded by the Friends of YHC.  

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Bristol and the First World War at sea

Eugene Byrne charts the many links between Bristol and the war at sea during the Great War. £2 admission or free for Friends of YHC. Booking essential. Funded by the Friends of YHC.

Tuesday, November 08, 2016 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Anzacs around Bristol in World War I

Charles Booth of the University of Western England analyses the effects of Australian and New Zealand servicemen around Bristol and South Gloucestershire in the First World War. £2 admission or free for Friends of YHC. Booking essential. Free for Friends of YHC.  

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Lecture - Bristol Theatre from 1766.

"For the Entertainment of the Town - A New Theatre for Bristol" Peter Leppard charts the history of the Theatre Royal and how it fared in the early days. Admission £2 or free for Friends of YHC. Booking essential. Funded by the Friends of YHC.

Tuesday, February 07, 2017 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Lecture - SS Great Britain and the Trip to Melbourne

Claire Conner examines the work of the SS Great Britain and one of the great journeys the ship made during the 19th century. £2 admission of free for Friends of YHC. Booking essential. Funded by the Friends of YHC.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Lecture - Church Surveys of the 17th Century

Alex Craven takes us through some of the fascinating information which was recorded by the Angican Church during the 17th century. This is a must for anyone doing any sort of local or family history research. Admission £2 or free for Friends of YHC. Booking essential. Funded by Friends of YHC. 

Tuesday, March 07, 2017 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Lecture - Severn Princess and the Aust Ferry

Tim Ryan charts a course through the history of this formerly vital route across the River Severn before the days of the modern Severn Bridges. Admission £2 or free for Friends of YHC. Booking essential. Funded by the Friends of YHC.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Lecture - William Blathwayt and the Colonies

There was far more to William Blathwayt than Dyrham Park. He was a leading politician with responsibilities for Britain's colonies in the Americas. Christine Cole tells all. Admission £2 or free for Friends of YHC. Booking essential. Funded by the Friends of YHC.  

Tuesday, April 04, 2017 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Lecture - Crewing the Slave Ships

Mike Breward gives us the fruits of several years of research into the crews of the slave ships of the triangular trade between Bristol, West Africa and the Americas and what this all involved. Admission £2 or free for Friends of YHC. Booking essential. Funded by the Friends of YHC. 

Tuesday, May 02, 2017 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Lecture - Producing First World War Uniforms

Cathy Rowe discusses the background to producing WWI Uniforms, the ideas, style, manufacture and practicalities of this important industry. Admission £2 or free for Friends of YHC. Booking essential. Funded by the Friends of YHC.

Tuesday, June 06, 2017 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Lecture - Defending Bristol in Napoleonic Times

John Penny discusses the history of the the French threat to the Bristol region during the Napoleonic period and what measures were taken. £2 entry or free for Friends of YHC. Booking essential. Funded by the Friends of YHC.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Lecture - Crime and Magistrates in the 18th century

Dr Rose Wallis covers the history of law enforcement in the Georgian south-west and many of the figures involved. Free for Friends of YHC and funded by the Friends. £3 admission. Booking essential. 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Lecture - Temple meads Station - Wrong place Wrong Time

Dr Peter Malpas analyses the early history of Bristol's Temple Meads Station and the surprising history of how it came to be built as it was. £3 admission or free for Friends of YHC. Funded by Friends of YHC. Booking essential. 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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YaDag Meeting and Lecture- Building the Medieval City

John Putley bring his expertise to bear in this fascinating subject of materials and labour in the English Medieval city. £3 admission or free for members of YaDAG. 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Lecture - Fings ain't wot they used to be - how medieval Bristolians saw themselves

Professor Peter Fleming delivers a fascinating voyage into the mind of fifteeenth century Bristolians garnered through years of research into the period. £2 admission or free for Friends of YHC. Funded by the Friends of YHC. Booking essential.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Lecture - Get 'orf my land - a history of Gloucestershire Farming

John Putley analyses the distinct history of Gloucestershire farming in terms of the landscapes, building and people involved. £2 admission or free for Friends of YHC. Funded by the Friends of YHC. Booking essential.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Lecture - Mining and the First World War

Acclaimed First World War historian Jeremy Banning delivers a talk on mining and tunnelling on the Western Front and elsewhere during the First World War conflict. A fascinating evening awaits. £2 admission or free for friends of YHC. Funded by the Friends of YHC. Booking essential.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Lecture - Edward Jenner and John Hunter

Yate Lecture Series - "Sorcerer and Apprentice - the History of Edward Jenner and John Hunter". Gareth Williams charts the history of the relationship between the two great medical scientists of the late 18th century and their work on killer diseases.

The lecture is funded by the Friends of YHC. £2 admission of free for Friends of YHC. 

Tuesday, February 06, 2018 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Lecture - Bristol Great Exhibition of 1906

Yate Lecture Series  - Bristol's White City - The Great Exhibition of 1906. Clive Burlton investigates Bristol's very own Great Exhibtion and what impact it had on the local area. £2 admission or free for Friends of YHC. Booking essential. Funded by the Friends of YHC.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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