The Museum runs a varied programme of talks throughout the year to which all are invited.
Tickets are charged at £3 for Friends and Patrons and £5 for visitors, and should be purchased in advance unless otherwise stated. We are often over-subscribed for our talks so early booking is advisable.
Please contact Mike Nicholson 01444-457448 or firstname.lastname@example.org for bookings or enquiries.
Talks Programme for 2018
Thursday 1st March, 2.30 pm, in the Council Chamber, Queen's Hall, Cuckfield
“The Tales of the Riverbank” by Ian Everest
Ian Everest will take an illustrated glimpse at some of the less well-known aspects of life in the Ouse valley between Lewes and the sea. Areas of interest will include the agricultural, industrial, aviation, sporting and artistic heritage of the area. Muggery Pope, Mount Misery and the sport of kings – all will be explained.
Thursday 12th April, 2.30 pm, in the Council Chamber, Queen's Hall, Cuckfield
“An Investigator Calls” by Neil Sadler
Neil Sadler’s illustrated talk will take a behind-the-scenes look at police investigation into the management of missing person searches. He will cover a variety of well-known cases, including a particular Sussex case, and will also give an insider’s view of the 1984 Grand Hotel bombing.
Thursday 24th May, 8.00 pm, in the Council Chamber, Queen's Hall, Cuckfield
“Sussex Literary Landscapes” talk by Geoffrey Mead
Geoffrey Mead will look at the way the county has been uniquely recorded over the past 1,000 years by literature, travel writing, poetry and official documentation. His talk will be illustrated with contemporary and historic images from sources as varied as Graham Greene, Daniel Defoe and the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.
Wednesday 27th June, 8.00 pm, Holy Trinity Church, Cuckfield
“Stained Glass Church Windows” talk by Martin Knott
This illustrated talk will provide an historic overview of the rich heritage of stained glass windows which illuminate most of the churches we visit. Martin looks at designers, such as C. E. Kempe, the iconography they display and help us to view and appreciate, rather than just see, these amazing treasures in a new light.
Tuesday 11th September, 8.00 pm, in the Council Chamber, Queen's Hall, Cuckfield
“Cuckfield's Historic House, Marshalls” talk by Stephen Cockburn
Details to follow.
Thursday 11th October, 2.30 pm, in the Council Chamber, Queen's Hall, Cuckfield
“Witches, Warlocks and Wellingtons and the Ritual Protection of the Home" by Dr Janet Pennington
Dr Pennington will examine some of the ways in which people protected themselves and their homes from evil in the past. Samples of protective items will be on display and can be handled. There will hopefully be no witches or warlocks present but a wellington may appear.
Tuesday 15th November, 2.30 pm, in the Council Chamber, Queen's Hall, Cuckfield
“The History of Landscape Painting in Sussex" talk by Jackie Parry
Details to follow.
PLEASE NOTE: Our talks are often over subscribed, so you are advised to book early. If you have booked tickets and find that you are unable to attend, please give notice at least 24 hours before the talk to enable someone on the reserve list to take your place.