LECTURE PROGRAMME 2021/22
Non-members are welcome to attend the lectures - Admission Charge:
RNTA Members £2.00*
*Admission charge includes refreshments
Thursday 7th October 2021 2.30pm Dunchurch Village Hall
The Life and Work of Ernest Gimson Speaker: Allan Tyler
In his classic Pioneers of Modern Design, the eminent art historian Nikolaus Pevsner described Ernest Gimson as “the greatest of the English architect-designers”. Gimson is indeed now firmly established as one of the most influential designers of the Arts and Crafts Movement.
Allan Tyler is from the Leicester National Trust Association and will present an illustrated talk about Gimson’s life and work.
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Wednesday 20th October 2021 7.30pm Dunchurch Village Hall
Mary Queen of Scots - the Captive Queen Speaker: David Templeman
David Templeman, Elizabethan historian and National speaker, came to us a few years ago with his knowledgeable and inspiring two talks about the life of Mary Stuart in captivity in England, and he now returns to us with an updated and revised edition of this enthralling story, tied in with his recent book on the same subject.
François Clouet, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
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Thursday 4th November 2021 2.30pm Dunchurch Village Hall
Beguiled by Bridges Speaker: Keith Holmes
Keith has presented a number of his outstanding photographic essays to us in recent years and, this time, he returns with a new and highly recommended talk, again compiled from his world-wide travels.
The Vasco Da Gama bridge over the Tagus near Lisbon
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Wednesday 17th November 2021 7.30pm Dunchurch Village Hall
The Panama Canal (and more) Speaker: Anthony Addams
Why was the Panama Canal built? Why did the French fail? How did the Americans succeed? Anthony Addams (a member of Rugby NTA) gives an illustrated talk on this and other canals.
Panorama of Pacific entrance of the canal. Left: Pacific Ocean and Puente de las Americas (Bridge of Pan-American Highway); far right: Miraflores locks.
Brian Gratwicke, CC BY 2.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons
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Thursday 2nd December 2021 2.30pm Dunchurch Village Hall
"Light Fantastic" - One Thousand Years of Stained Glass Speaker: Keith Cattell
Having given us excellent talks on “Victorian Architecture” and “English Castles” in previous years, Keith returns with another visually enthralling presentation.
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The talks, listed below, were originally scheduled for Spring 2021. They have now been rescheduled for Spring 2022 and the dates will be announced in the Autumn Newsletter and on the Website.
Queen Victoria - A Life in Portraits Gillian White
Creating a New Feature from an Old Garden Mick Evans
Northampton Guildhall - A Story in Stone Kate Wills
All meeting take place in Dunchurch Village Hall