February 2017

Owls of the world

Michael Leach

Wildlife author and photographer Michael Leach has an abiding passion for owls. In this talk we hear of his many adventures over the last 20 years as he introduces us to the great horned, snowy, pygmy, great grey and spectacled owls and of course, the biggest of them all – the deer-stalking eagle owl.

He is the author of 28 books, including the best seller ‘The Complete Owl’ - a project that took him around the world and over 2 years to complete.

7th Feb

The Story of Britain and Gold

Dr Helen Clifford

A freeman of the Goldsmiths’ Company and an Honorary Fellow of the University of Warwick, Helen specialises in the material culture and manufacture of luxury goods in the late 17th and 18th centuries.

Drawing together curatorial expertise with a background in social and economic history, her most recent major exhibition was ‘Gold Power and Allure: the Story of Britain and Gold’, held at the Goldsmiths’ Company in London.

14th Feb

The History of Glass

Eric Knowles

A regular expert on BBC's Antiques Roadshow, Eric is a regular face on TV.  He is currently working on Series 4 of BBC 2’s most watched ‘Put your Money where your Mouth is’ and has recently completed the second series of ‘Antique Master’ hosted by Sandi Toksvig.

Eric filmed an historical renovation series for 'Discovery Home & Leisure - The House That Mackintosh Built' - and the property series 'Period Property' and 'Restoration Man'.

21st Feb

Temples, Tigers and a Bear called Polly

Pollyanna Pickering

Widely recognized as Europe’s foremost wildlife artist, Pollyanna has won over thirty international awards for her artwork, and in 2008 she received an honorary degree from the University of Derby in recognition of her achievements.

Join Pollyanna as she works ‘hands on’ with tigers and elephants, and treks through remote jungles in Thailand and Vietnam in search of endangered species.

28th Feb

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