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Exciting evening talks at the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum in 2015

PUBLISHED: 15:42 16 March 2015 | UPDATED: 15:42 16 March 2015

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A fascinating programme of evening talks will take place at the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum from 16 April to 10 August 2015. Linked to the Museum’s key themes, each of the 60 to 90-minute talks covers a historic period or character, archaeology, plus local interest topics including literature. The Museum’s talks are highly regarded and over 600 people attended the Museum’s talks programme in 2014.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TALK PROGRAMME INCLUDE:

William Shakespeare: his real life and influences on his work, 16 April

In the run-up to the release of the film Bill, in which the Museum features, this talk by Dr Duncan Salkeld, Professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance literature at the University of Chichester, seeks to understand the real life of William Shakespeare and some of the influences on his work.

The King’s Chocolate Kitchen at Hampton Court, 12 May

The 1690s rebuild of Hampton Court included a King’s chocolate kitchen, which was lost until recently.

New research has uncovered its true position – hear Marc Meltonville, Royal Palace Food Historian, discuss the kitchen’s reconstruction and gain insight into the making of Royal chocolate.

Historical Fiction: From Inspiration to Publication, 9 June

Since winning the Museum’s Historical Fiction Short Story Competition in 2012, Katherine Clements has become a published author. She returns to discuss her path to publication and how the past continues to inspire and influence her writing.

Agincourt: Exploding the Myth, 24 June

This year is the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt. Discover the truth about the most famous English victory in the Hundred Years’ War in this talk by University of Southampton military historian Professor Anne Curry.

Richard III: The Man & Myth, 7 July

Hear Britain’s best-selling female historian, Alison Weir, talking about the reality behind the myths of Richard III – highly topical due to his imminent re-burial.

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Tickets for each talk are £12 per person. If six places are booked for the same talk, the sixth place is free. For the full talks programme, please visit www.wealddown.co.uk/adult-learning/evening-talks/. To book please contact the Courses team on 01243 811021 or email courses@wealddown.co.uk.

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