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Members of the Royal Observer Corps
04 Jun 2018
From origins in warning of invaders by sea at the time of the Spanish Armada, to potential nuclear attack during the Cold War, the history of the Royal Air Force’s Royal Observer Corps will be the subject of a free University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) lecture this month. Mike Bradbury will present the talk on ‘The Eyes and Ears of the Royal Air Force’ at Guildhall, UCS’s learning and research base...
Napoleon Bonaparte
03 May 2018
Art and history enthusiasts are invited to University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) to find out how “all is not as it appears” in France’s past when it is portrayed through images. Professor Claire Griffiths will present a free talk at Guildhall, UCS’s learning and research base, from 1pm on Wednesday May 16, exploring ‘Revolutions in Art: Reality and Subterfuge in Painting French History’. Claire is...
Dr Lucy Andrew
16 Apr 2018
In this free interactive session on Saturday April 28, Dr Lucy Andrew will take you on a journey through the history of the world’s most famous girl sleuth, Nancy Drew, with particular emphasis on Nancy’s 21st century incarnations and some of the radical transformations she has undergone during this period. Alongside a lecture session, there will be an opportunity for you to discuss your own...
Moor Park ancient oak
06 Apr 2018
Ancient trees and the history of woodland in The Marches will be the subject of a public talk being given by a tree expert in Shrewsbury on Tuesday April 10. Natural history author Andrew Allott will take the audience on a journey back to the wild woods of prehistoric times. The event, which starts at 7.30pm at St Peter’s Parish Hall, Monkmoor Road, is being hosted by tree planting and...
18 Mar 2015
April 15th An illustrated talk by Anne Muir.  7 for 7.30pm Despite the concerns of friends and family and against Foreign and Commonwealth Office advice, Anne Muir and Najma Khan set about planning a trip to Iran.  This amazing country has a cultural and historical legacy dating back millennia. “As we travelled around we were captivated not only by its architecture and gardens but also by the...
Charity presentation at the Hive in Shrewsbury
03 Apr 2013
Shrewsbury town centre arts venue the Hive will be host to a one-off presentation in aid of woolly monkeys next week. Helping Monkeys Hang On will deliver a short yet in-depth presentation discussing primate conservation in the 21st century. Lucy Millington will be leading the presentation on Wednesday April 10, which aims to present an overview of the group of mammals which are known as primates...
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