Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Programme for 2014


Sat 1 March*   Joint meeting with the Friends of Alfred Williams. It is the Friends turn to host the meeting. Select a short extract to read to others by or about Richard Jefferies or Alfred Williams or just come along to listen.

Sat 5 April*     Guided walk and talk around Coate Farm by Clive Carter as a result of his discoveries about the buildings as part of an architectural and historical survey and study.

Sat 10 May*    Illustrated talk about Geoffrey Winthrop Young and his Bevis archive by Jean Saunders.

Sat 26 July      A Study Day. Jefferies’ Museum: 10.30am-4.30pm. Theme: Humour in Richard Jefferies’ writing.
* Meetings are held at the Richard Jefferies Museum, Marlborough Road, Coate, Swindon SN3 6AA starting at 2pm.
There is plenty of parking space at Coate Water (about 5 minutes walk away) and there is a footpath to the back garden of the Museum that runs close to the miniature railway.

From Swindon town centre (Fleming Way), there are several bus services that stop next to Coate Water roundabout. These include: Monday to Saturday - daytime: Numbers 13, 14, and 20.

The Museum is open to the public every Sunday from May-September (2-5pm) and the second Wednesday of the month, 10am-4pm, throughout the year.

Sat 25 Oct         AGM and Birthday Lecture, Liddington Village Hall.
                         AGM 10.30am-1pm
                         Birthday lecture 2.30-4.30pm

Birthday Lecture, 25 October 2014
Subject: The Presence of the Past:  Richard Jefferies, the Middle Ridgeway and landscape change
Speaker: Prof. Patrick Dillon