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Talk: The Trial of John Brake, 1850.

Talk: The Trial of John Brake, 1850.

Saturday 4th February 2023, 2pm
In this talk, Philip Browne will show how the Corn Laws pitted landowners and farmers against the poor and those who supported Free Trade.
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Talk: Professor Ronald Hutton – Witchcraft and Magic

Talk: Professor Ronald Hutton – Witchcraft and Magic

Thursday 9th February, 7pm
The subject of this lecture consists of beliefs in witchcraft and magic held by ordinary British people between 1740 and 1940.
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Talk: Dark Water, Burning World

Talk: Dark Water, Burning World

Monday 13th February, 7pm
As part of Crossings: community and refuge, we're delighted to welcome Syrian-born, Cambridge-based visual artist Issam Kourbaj to Shire Hall Museum.
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Talk- Stories from the Courtroom

Talk- Stories from the Courtroom

Saturday 4th March, 2pm
This talk explores the stories of people tried at Shire Hall in the 1800s.
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Talk: ‘ This is the meaning of what Satan showed me in the vision’: Women and Witchcraft in ‘ The Withered Arm’ and ‘Lolly Willowes’

Talk: ‘ This is the meaning of what Satan showed me in the vision’: Women and Witchcraft in ‘ The Withered Arm’ and ‘Lolly Willowes’

Thursday 16th March, 7pm
‘This is the meaning of what Satan showed me in the vision’: women and witchcraft in ‘ The Withered Arm’ and ‘Lolly Willowes’
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Talk: Children as Villains and Victims in the 19th Century

Talk: Children as Villains and Victims in the 19th Century

Saturday 1st April 2023, 2pm
In this talk, Brian Bates gives examples of child crimes and child victims and looks at the way in which a more enlightened approach was taken towards children.
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Britain and the Industrial Revolution: Social and Economic Changes that define Today’s World

Britain and the Industrial Revolution: Social and Economic Changes that define Today’s World

Thursday 20th April, 7pm
Emma Griffin, Professor of British History at UEA will be giving this talk.
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‘I fear there will be blood spilt this evening’: The 1831 reform riots in Dorset

‘I fear there will be blood spilt this evening’: The 1831 reform riots in Dorset

Saturday 27th May 2023, 2pm
Join Prof. Steve Poole (UWE) and Dr Roger Ball (UWE) for a talk on the 1831 reform riots in Dorset.
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TALK: Underground Dorchester Tunnels

TALK: Underground Dorchester Tunnels

Thursday 15th June, 7pm
Hear about the hidden Dorchester under your feet in a fascinating talk with Councillor David Taylor.
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Julian Richards on Stonehenge

Julian Richards on Stonehenge

Saturday 7th October 2023, 2pm
In this talk, Julian Richards will explain his obsession with Stonehenge.