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Future Events

Spring Talks - 2020

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.


16th January   My Life at the Museum by Nick Wickenden

Nick Wickenden came to Chelmsford in October 1979, straight from university to work for the Chelmsford Excavation Committee, writing up and publishing old digs in Chelmsford, Heybridge, Wickford and Great Dunmow. He transferred to the museum as its first Keeper of Archaeology, under an expansion instigated by Felicity Sturt, then Chairman of the Borough Council's Arts Committee. He became the Museums Manager in 1994/5. Nick also played a key role in the phased restoration of Hylands House, several public art installations and was responsible for the erection of many of Chelmsford's blue plaques. He was even the senior concert bowl steward at the Chelmsford Spectaculars!



27th February    Our Street by Brian Carline

If, like me, you were growing up in the 40's and 50's this is the talk for you. Come and join Brian for an amusing, illustrated and light-hearted look at our life playing in the streets and bomb sites where we lived just after the war.


19th March    CERN,Geneva: what is it and what has it done for us? by Chris Neale BSc FIET, (former Director of EEV and Programme Manager of Chelmsford Science & Engineering Society)

Geneva's Large Hadron Collider is the world's largest machine and most powerful particle collider. Chris will be giving a lay person’s guide to this international science facility straddling the Franco-Swiss border and Chelmsford’s contribution to its continuing success.


Other Events

24th March Annual Museum Lecture

"Chelmsford's Industrial Past Revealed" by Tony Crosby. 7.15pm for 7.45pm at the Cramphorn Studio. Tickets at £ 6.00 for members and £8.00 for non-members will be available from Chelmsford City Theatres (01245 606505)

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