Programme of Public Lectures

We are pleased to announce our programme of six public lectures for the
2017 / 2018 season.

Each lecture takes place at Bebington Civic Centre commencing promptly
at 8.00pm and lasts for approximately one hour. Doors are open from 7.30pm.


Wednesday 18 October 2017

Battle of Brunanburh and the Wirral

The place-name evidence strongly suggests that the battle of Brunanburh of
937 was fought on the Wirral around Bromborough. Evidence for the
Wirral location will be presented together with some objections and
alternative theories.
By Paul Cavill
Assistant Professor in Early English at the University of Nottingham.


Wednesday 15 November 2017

Great Space Myths and Hoaxes

A look at the many often ridiculous and highly amusing space myths and hoaxes.
By Ken Clark
Current Secretary and former President of the Liverpool Astronomical Society
and former teacher of astronomy.


Wednesday 6 December 2017

Beethoven: a biography

An illustrated talk with background music giving a profound picture of how Beethoven has become one of the most popular composer/musicians of the last 200 years, as confirmed by his 9th symphony (Ode to Joy) being the anthem of the European Union.
By Michael Blackburn
An enthusiastic follower of the development of western music, with a particular in-depth interest of Beethoven’s life and music.


Wednesday 17 January 2018

Wirral in the ‘60s and ‘70s

A film presentation showing many aspects of Wirral life and events during the 1960s and 1970s.
By Angus Tilston MBE
A founder in 1954 of Swan Movie Makers Wirral, producers of individual and club films. Awarded an MBE for services to the historic film industry of the North West.


Wednesday 21 February 2018

Alaska and the American North West

An illustrated trip by road and rail through Alaska and a river cruise down the Vancouver, followed by trips through Washington, Idaho and Montana crossing the border into Alberta Province to visit the Calgary Stampede.
By Colin Millington
A retired police photographer, with expertise in wildlife and local history photography.


Wednesday 21 March 2018

The Wonderful World of Wildlife

An illustrated talk covering the Great Barrier Reef and Rainforest of Queensland; whale watching in New Zealand; the tracks of bears in the Canadian Rockies; wild flowers of the Alps, and small creatures nearer to home.
David Cummings
A retired head teacher, published author and photographer, and Chairman of Christleton Local History Group.