Evening Talks

  • 6.30pm-8pm The Talk A fully illustrated presentation covering an number of topics, including the State of the Art in the 21st Century; location, light and timing; composition, inspiration and mood; shoot preparation, meteorology (British weather and all it can do for your photography) and image processing and interpretation.​ The Speaker Benjamin Graham is an internationally... (more info)
  • 6.30pm-8pm The Talk Named after their native landscape, the Southdown sheep breed was once prized as much for its fleece as for its meat. Today, the Southdown struggles to compete with other native British breeds and increasing pressure from non-domestic flocks that dominate the wool market. However, there is an emerging interest in the provenance,... (more info)
  • 6.30pm-8pm The Talk Ravilious (1903 – 42) was a painter, designer, book illustrator and wood-engraver. He grew up in East Sussex, and is best known for his watercolours and prints which examine English landscape and vernacular subjects with an original, modernist clarity. He served as a WW2 artist, and died when the aircraft he was... (more info)
  • Roman SussexThursday 14 June 2018
    6.30pm-8pm The Talk This lecture will explore aspects of life in Sussex immediately before and during the Roman period (AD 43-410). We will review: the ‘Conquest’ of Claudius with regards to Sussex, the client kingdom of Togidubnus, the tribal civitas capital at Chichester, roads, other nucleated settlements, the Flavian Palace at Fishbourne, villas, farmsteads, field systems, industry, trade, religion,... (more info)
  • Drugs from Natural SourcesThursday 28 June 2018
    6.30pm-8pm The Talk From Dr. William Withering’s research on foxglove in the 18th century to recent extracts from the yew for chemotherapy and anti- inflammatory papain from the pineapple; the talk follows a fascinating history. The isolation of important alkaloids from Aconite, Cinchona, Henbane and other herbs from 1803 onwards and dominance of opium derivatives... (more info)
  • East Dean: A Landscape HistoryWednesday 4 July 2018
    6.30pm-8pm The Talk Following a request from a local farmer, work began on discovering and writing the landscape history of the manor of East Dean, near Singleton. Aerial photographs (LiDAR) taken as part of the South Downs National Park’s Secrets of the High Woods project have been overlain on the detailed maps drawn up in... (more info)
  • 6.30pm-9pm The Talk A delightful mix of words and music in the atmospheric setting of the Weald & Downland Museum, with distinguished poet Maura Dooley, South Downs poets Stephanie Norgate and Barry Smith, film/TV/stage actor and singer Gareth Williams and classical guitarist Linda Kelsall-Barnett. Maura, who has been nominated for the Forward Prize and judged... (more info)