Burpham Winter Lecture Series 2023

January 12, 2023| News + Events, Past Issues, What's On

Burpham Residents in conjunction with the Burpham Community Association cordially invite you to their 2023 winter lecture series at Burpham Village Hall. All talks are free and start at 8.00pm (usually lasting about 1 hour). Donations are welcomed to help meet the room hire and printing costs.

The Obelisk at Nostell Priory (Wakefield, West Yorkshire). ©Wehha at Wikimedia Commons

Friday 6th January
Medieval Sex and Marriage
Historically, marriage has been an awkward matter. Why were panels of women assembled to assess the virility of a husband? And just how celibate were the priests who married them? Brian Creese will answer these questions and more…

Friday 13th January
The Pyramids of Britain (Cancelled – to be rescheduled)
It is a curious fact that Britain has more pyramids than Egypt. Andrew Plumridge will explain why and how the Egyptian style was used in the design of country houses, early cinemas and storm water pumping stations along the Thames.

Friday 20th January
Henry Spyvee will explain the historical roots of surnames and entertain us by explaining some of our own! Please submit your surname if you’d like him to cover it.

Friday 27th January
Burpham’s Arts and Crafts Housing
Niels Laub will introduce us to Claude Burlingham who masterminded the exquisite houses in Abbotswood and many more in central Burpham. He asks if we could be doing more to protect our fabulous architectural heritage….

Friday 3rd February
Around the world in 80 churches
From the ornamental mosques of Europe to the mountain top monasteries in Nepal and remarkable cathedrals of Iceland, Andrew Plumridge will take us on a tour of 80 of the World’s most spectacular churches.