Are you a local school, college, group or society?

We offer a number of bookable talks given by our expert museum staff. The talks need to be pre-booked and cost £55. Talks can be held at the Town Hall and Museum (for up to 40 people) or at your own venue.

The talks usually last an hour and can be daytime or evening.

For more information or to book a talk, please email us.

Please see a list of the talks available below:

Ros Allwood – Cultural Services Manager

  • The art of William Ratcliffe and the Camden Town Group
  • Spencer Gore in the Garden City
  • The Arts & Crafts Movement in North Herts., looking particularly at Ickleford and Letchworth
  • Paintings in the North Herts. The museum collection

Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews – Museum Curator and Heritage Access Officer

  • Anglo-Saxon England
  • The Archaeology of [Ashwell, Baldock, Bygrave, Codicote, Hitchin, Kelshall, Letchworth Garden City, Royston, Stevenage, Wymondley – and others as requested]
  • The Archaeology of Subculture
  • Ancient Egypt
  • Bad Archaeology: how pseudoscientists mislead the public
  • Clones, Queens and Ladyboys: the archaeology of gay gender identity
  • The Dead of Ancient Baldock: what can burials tell us about living people?
  • The Discovery of a Wealthy Roman Burial at Kelshall
  • Do Local Historians Need to Be Archaeologically Literate?
  • Fairgrounds for the Dead: Neolithic North Herts
  • The Heritage of North Hertfordshire
  • How Old Is the Icknield Way: ancient track or medieval myth?
  • The Iron Age in North Hertfordshire (or, Why Can’t We Call the Ancient Britons “Celts”?)
  • King Arthur: man or myth?
  • Norton Henge and the Baldock Bowl
  • Odd Pots and Foreigners: the end of Roman Britain
  • Prehistoric Flints
  • Prehistoric Malta
  • The Prehistory of Britain
  • The Roman Amphitheatre at Chester
  • Roman Britain
  • Romosexuality: sexuality in the ancient world
  • Royston Cave: a misunderstood monument
  • What Is Archaeology?
  • The Woman and Three Babies: the story of an ordinary life and extraordinary death

Cas Sanders – Museum Curator and Learning Officer

  • Historical Food
  • Food at Christmas and Traditions
  • Tudor Housewife
  • Tea History and pots and tasting
  • Corsets and Underwear
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