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Talk: Martha Brown- Capital Punishment and Women in the Criminal Justice System

Talk: Martha Brown- Capital Punishment and Women in the Criminal Justice System

Friday 8th March, 7pm
Join Dr Rose Wallis to explore the broader legal and cultural significance of the case of Martha Brown and its resonance today.
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Talk: Ethel Rosenburg, Communist spy or artistic myth?

Talk: Ethel Rosenburg, Communist spy or artistic myth?

Saturday 6th April, 2pm
In this talk, author and journalist Anne Sebba explores the life of Ethel Rosenburg and her infamous 1951 trial which turned her into an American icon.
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Talk: The Tolpuddle Martyrs

Talk: The Tolpuddle Martyrs

Saturday 4th May, 2pm
In this talk, local historian Brian Bates explores the story of the Tolpuddle Martyrs, arguably the most famous trail to take place at Shire Hall.
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Talk: The Son of a Spy

Talk: The Son of a Spy

Saturday 8th June, 2pm
Join Mike Randall to discuss his father's extraordinary life. From escaping a prisoner of war camp during WW2 to becoming a 'diplomat' in Moscow and East Berlin
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Talk: Mary Channing

Talk: Mary Channing

Monday 29th July, 3pm
Discover the fascinating story of Mary Channing, the last woman to be burned at the stake in Dorset.
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Talk: Underground Dorchester Tunnels

Talk: Underground Dorchester Tunnels

Saturday 14th September, 2pm.
Hear about the hidden Dorchester under your feet in a fascinating talk with Councillor David Taylor.
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Talk: 150 years of courtroom drama

Talk: 150 years of courtroom drama

Saturday 7th December, 2pm
Join Shire Hall Museum's Learning Manager Anne Brown to explore the fascinating stories of people taken through our historic courtroom.