2016/17 Lecture Programme

The Society meets at the Hull Royal Hotel, 170 Ferensway, Hull HU1 3UF

All lectures are presented in the Royal Suite and start at 7.30pm prompt.

Doors are normally open at 6.45pm but access may be delayed if lecture preparations are not complete.

The audience are requested to please be in their seats before 7.25pm

11th Oct 2016

18th Oct 2016

25th Oct 2016

1st Nov 2016

Jaguar Heritage

1922 to 2016

Gruelling Experiences

three centuries of the workhouse

Three wild camel surveys in the Gobi desert

A suffragette in the family

Nigel Thorley

Peter Higginbotham

John Hare

Peter Barratt

Nigel has owned over 60 Jaguars and Daimlers, writing his first book about the subject in 1983. Some 25 titles later, his passion for the . . .

Researching his family history Peter discovered that his great-great-grandfather had died in a workhouse infirmary . . .

Twenty years ago, John Hare became the first foreigner to cross the Gashun Gobi Desert from north to south. Further expeditions . . .

Peter gives an illustrated talk on the life of his suffragette great-grandmother Alice Hawkins, who campaigned for women’s rights . . .

8th Nov 2016

15th Nov 2016

22th Nov 2016

29th Nov 2016

Knights Templar

Life and times of Casanova

Montserrat - Reclaiming Paradise

Step into the Christmas Card

Canon Dr Anne Davison

Jim Williams

David Edwards

Caroline Holmes

In the 11th Century the Templars were probably the most wealthy and most powerful organisation in Western Europe . . .

Follow the extraordinary career of Giacomo Casanova, the great lover and adventurer, whose wit, intelligence and daring made . . .

Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, David witnessed the volcanic eruptions that changed Montserrat’s destiny . . .

Whether sacred or profane, tasty, tasteful or tasteless, Caroline reveals the underlying social, political and religious messages . . .

17th Jan 2017

24th Jan 2017

31st Jan 2017

7th Feb 2017

The story of Gilbert and Sullivan

Baroque art and architecture

in Italy

Russia and Europe: what next?

Owls of the world

Peter Gravatt

Professor Helen Hills

John Pilkington

Michael Leach

With 80 operatic roles and 60 oratorios to his name, Peter’s talent and are sure to add an extra dimension to the evening . . .

Having taught both in the USA and Canada and subsequently at Keele and Manchester, Helen is now Professor of History of Art . . .

Adventurous spirit, travel journalist and author, John has been called “one of Britain’s greatest tellers of travellers’ tales”. . .

Michael introduces us to the great horned, snowy, pygmy, great grey and spectacled owls and of course, the biggest of them all . . .

14th Feb 2017

21st Feb 2017

28th Feb 2017

7th March 2017

The Story of Britain and Gold

The History of Glass

Temples, Tigers and a Bear called Polly

Spectacular South Africa

Dr Helen Clifford

Eric Knowles

Pollyanna Pickering

Rosemary Legrand

Drawing together curatorial expertise with a background in social and economic history, Helen’s most recent exhibition . . .

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 . . . .

Widely recognized as Europe’s foremost wildlife artist, Pollyanna has won over thirty international awards for her artwork . . .

This renowned horticulturist and former nursery owner explores the spectacular flowers and fantastic scenery of South Africa . . .

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