Radstock Museum runs two series of TALKS.

Bygone Days talks celebrate both local and national history.

Science in Radstock talks are ‘popular science’ talks; an eclectic mixture of current science disciplines and past, present and future technologies.

There are several ways to keep in touch with the Museum talks programmes.

You can sign up for the monthly Museum Newsletter, which is distributed by email, and includes details of Events, Talks, Exhibitions, Children’s activities and other snippets of News.

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You can access our Newsletter archive by clicking HERE

 

 

You can also ask to be on the reminder email list for each of the talk series – see below.

 


The Autumn 2018 series of Museum talks is now completed.
The Spring 2019 series is shaping up as below: more details as we have them.

BYGONE DAYS TALK: Tuesday 12th February.

“From Boy to Man in the Somerset Coalfield” By Bryn Hawkins.

At The Somer Centre, Midsomer Norton, 7:30pm, £4, Under 18s free.

Bryn will tell many stories about his family and working life, which started at age 14 as an engineer apprentice with the National Coal Board. He will be showing rare film footage of the local mines as well as power point photos to accompany this fascinating talk.

Please note this is the 2nd Tuesday of the month instead of the usual 1st Tuesday of the month.


SCIENCE IN RADSTOCK TALK: Tuesday 19th February.

A talk on the scientific techniques available to the Archaeologist by Matthew Law

At Radstock Working Men’s Club starting at 7.30pm

Modern archaeological investigations use evidence from historical records, ground radar, man-made artefacts and plant & animal deposits. Analysis can involve isotopes, DNA, tree-rings, pollen, plus skeletal & mollusc remains.

Dr Matt Law is an environmental archaeologist and lecturer at Bath Spa University. His teaching covers areas such as climate change, sustainability and prehistory. He will describe the role of selected scientific techniques in unravelling the story of the past.


 

BYGONE DAYS TALK: Tuesday 5th March.

Subject TBC.

At The Somer Centre, Midsomer Norton, 7.30pm. £4, under 18s free.


SCIENCE IN RADSTOCK TALK: Tuesday 19th March.

‘Spectroscopy of starlight’ by Hugh Allen. Full title TBC

At Radstock Working Men’s Club starting at 7.30pm

Hugh Allen is a keen and very local astronomer.


SCIENCE IN RADSTOCK TALK: Tuesday 16th April.

“And now for something completely different”

At Radstock Working Men’s Club starting at 7.30pm.

This evening is still in the concept and planning stage but we are hoping that PhD students from Bath University will come and tell us about their cutting edge research projects as they prepare the groundwork for their doctorate degrees.

Watch this space as the details for this exiting evening unfold.

 


The BYGONE DAYS TALKS are organised by Museum Volunteers, in support of the Museum. Due to their increased popularity, some talks may be transferred away from the Museum to another local venue. Details will be posted here or you can ask to be placed onto the Bygone Days emailing list by sending an email request to bygonedays@radstockmuseum.co.uk


 

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The SCIENCE in RADSTOCK TALKS are organised by Museum Volunteers, in support of the Museum. Due to their increased popularity, some talks may be transferred away from the Museum to another local venue. Details will be posted here or you can ask to be placed onto the Science in Radstock emailing list by sending an email request to sinrteam@gmail.com

 


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