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Non members are welcome to attend our in-person talks in Derby and a limited number of places for the online and hybrid talks are available for non members to book using Eventbrite.

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  • 07
    October 7, 2022

    Storm, Tempest, and Other Natural Phenomena

    19:30 -21:00
    St. Mary's Church Hall
    Darley Lane, Derby, DE1 3AX

    Speaker: Trevor James

    In the pre-scientific era, weather and other natural phenomena “happened” to our ancestors without them being able to anticipate what would happen. In his recent book Trevor James has explored what that world was like , frequently using examples from the Midlands and Derbyshire in particular.

    Organised by the Local History Section

  • 14
    October 14, 2022

    Making Clay Pay: Brickmaking at Onslow Road, Mickleover

    19:30 -21:00
    St. Mary's Church Hall
    Darley Lane, Derby, DE1 3AX

    Speaker: Ashley Tuck

    Wessex Archaeology recently excavated the beautiful remains of six clamp kilns and one ‘Scotch’ kiln adjacent to a former tunnel of the Derbyshire and North Staffordshire extension of the Great Northern Railway. Join Senior Research Officer Ashley Tuck for passion and detail about post-medieval brick kilns and their relationship to Victorian transport infrastructure, and how Wessex Archaeology have used brickmaking as a theme in their community engagement sessions.

    Organised by the Industrial Archaeology Section


  • 28
    October 28, 2022

    Restoration of Mackworth Church

    19:30 -21:00
    St. Mary's Church Hall
    Darley Lane, Derby, DE1 3AX

    Speaker: Bryan Jones

    Following the fire, the focus is to rebuild All Saints’ Church, Mackworth, in a way that maintains the right balance between the building’s significance while taking the opportunities to make it fit for purpose in the future. Professor Bryan Jones is Reader and Church Warden at All Saints.

    Organised by the Architecture Section