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Lectures 2019 - 2020

Lectures 2019 – 2020

All lectures will take place in the Apex. If, for any reason the Apex is not available on any of the dates given below, the date will be changed. As the Apex organisers are normally able to give us fair warning, you will be informed of any changes by newsletter and the Chairman will make an announcement at lectures beforehand.

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Sep 2019

The Hoxne Hoard

Tue 17 Sep @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Speaker: Tony Diamond

Apex, Charter Square
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom
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Tony is a professional speaker, writer and folk singer. The hoard was discovered in November 1992 by Eric Lewes who was helping his farmer friend find his best hammer. The hoard and the hammer were donated to the British Museum. Among the discoveries were coins, jewelery, toiletry items and much more.

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Oct 2019

How to become a Roman Emperor

Tue 15 Oct @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Speaker: Ralph Jackman

Apex, Charter Square
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom

Ralph holds a first class honours degree in classics and has a lifelong interest in history. He is also a prize-winning author.

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Nov 2019

Suffolk on the Home Front and the effect of the first world war on the country’s people.

Tue 12 Nov @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Speaker: Sarah Doig

Apex, Charter Square
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom

Sarah is a very experienced speaker and author and musician. She is also a council member and trustee of Suffolk institute of archaeology and history and is currently chair of the friends of Suffolk record office. Her latest book is entitled ‘The little history of Suffolk’. Note.  This event is on the second Tuesday of the month

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Dec 2019

The History of Surnames

Tue 17 Dec @ 10:00 am - 11:15 pm

Speaker: Charlie Haylock

Apex, Charter Square
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom

Charlie is returning by popular request and this time he will give definitions of local surnames. If you would like your surname included please let the committee know in November as Charlie has requested around 40 surnames preferably 4-5 weeks prior to the lecture.

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Jan 2020

The Fun & Fascination of Old Churches

Tue 21 Jan, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Speaker: Roy Tricker

Apex, Charter Square
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom

By his own admission Roy is a very passionate about churches insisting that each one has a unique character. Roy taught religious education at a high school in Ipswich and is a lay canon of St Edmundsbury cathedral.

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Feb 2020

Understanding Statuary in the 17th & 18th Century

Tue 18 Feb, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Speaker: Dr. Twigs Way

Apex, Charter Square
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3FD United Kingdom

Dr Twigs Way is a popular speaker and following her talk in 2019 was requested by members to make a return visit.

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