Forthcoming talks

** All our talks are streamed via Zoom and, from September 2021, will be held in the Fellowship Hall on the lower ground floor at Duke Street Church  in Richmond. 

If you want to attend a talk in person, you must book in advance, by contacting our Secretary, Elizabeth Velluet, at rich.hist@ yahoo.co.uk; tel. 020 8891 3825

There’s no need to book in advance for Zoom sessions. Members who subscribe to our monthly e-bulletins will receive log-in details for the Zoom session, which will open at 7:45pm. (Talks start at 8:00pm.) If you wish to attend, but aren’t on our e-bulletin list, please email our Membership Secretary, Shirley Clark.

Please look at our website and our Facebook page for updates to our programme.

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Paul Velluet, the Society’s President

11 October 2021

Paul Velluet

Arts and Crafts Richmond: architecture and design in the early years of the twentieth century

 

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Dr Simon Targett

 

Sir Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford, as a Ranger of Richmond Park, by  John Wootton and Jonathan Richardson the elder, Norfolk Museums Service

8 November 2021
Dr Simon Targett
Sir Robert Walpole, Britain’s first Prime Minister, and his connections with Richmond

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Mr Fezziwig’s Ball. Illustration by John Leech from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, London 1843

13 December 2021
George Goodwin
Christmas traditions, with reference to Richmond and Kew

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17 January 2022

 Jonathan Crofts

Meadows, Mansions and Munitions

 

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Andrew George

 

The Kilmorey Mausoleum

14 February 2022
Andrew George
The Earl, his lover, their temple: the story of Black Jack Needham
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14 March 2022
Laura Irwin
The history of the Orange Tree Theatre
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11 April 2022
Shirley Newton and Shirley Clark
Topic to be announced