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Autumn Talks - 2019
The talks will take place at the Museum. Refreshments will be served from 2pm and the talks will commence at 2.30pm and finish at 3.30pm. Booking is essential. The cost is £5.50 per talk for members and £7.00 per talk for non-members. The cost for all three talks is £15.50 for members and £20.00 for non-members.
10th October John Ray, Father of Natural History by Jennifer Rowland
John Ray (1627-1705) of Braintree, Essex founded the scientific study of the natural world in the 1600s. Sadly he is less well-known than his successors such as Darwin, despite paving the way for their work.
14th November Three QI Chelmsford MPs by Stephen Norris
This talk concentrates on the varied lives and political careers of three post war Chelmsford MPs, Ernest Millington, Hubert Ashton and Norman St John Stevas.
5th December A History of Easton Lodge - the Countess and her Gardens by Claire Matthews
Claire Matthews, a Trustee of the Gardens of Easton Lodge near Great Dunmow, tells the story of these historic gardens from the 1590s in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I to the present day.