Annual General Meeting

1830    19th Sep 2017    M Shed Studio 

The annual forum for information exchange between the Executive Committee and members in an informal and sociable atmosphere.

The business of the meeting will be kept to a minimum and will be followed by four interesting speakers giving us brief insights into

• Current issues in the museum service
• Warrior treasures
• Archives and Friends – working together
• Some archive film footage

Refreshments will be provided as usual.

Do please come along as we like to get feedback from our members and this is an opportunity for you to express your views.

Enclosed with the next newsletter you will find a formal notice of the AGM, a nomination form and a copy of our annual report.

Contact:

Katherine Martin

0117 929 2350

katherine_martin@hotmail.com

Illustrated Talk: The Beau Street Hoard

2.30 pm    07th Oct 2017    M Shed Studio 

Susan Fox, Collections Manager at Bath & North East Somerset, will tell us about the remarkable discovery of 17,577 Roman coins found during excavations on the site of the new Gainsborough Hotel in Bath in 2007.

Cost: £7.50 per person including refreshments

Please book online on this website via Contact Us

Museum Winter Lecture: The Rise of the Robots

7.30 pm    12th Oct 2017    School of Economics, Finance and Management, Woodland Road 

Ben Russell, lead curator of the exhibition Robots at the Science Museum in London, explores humanity’s 500-year quest to re-imagine ourselves as machines.

Free but places must be booked in advance on line: 

www.bristolmuseums.org.uk

or phone: 0117 922 3571

 

Behind the Scenes: Bristol Planetarium Show and Talk

5.15 pm    12th Oct 2017    Millennium Square 

This is an exclusive showing at the Bristol Planetarium for our members, their families and guests.  There will be a 3D film of the heavens as they appear that night plus a talk on the technology.

Cost: £7.50 per person

Contact:

Gary Gostelow

0117 971 1323

gary.gostelow@googlemail.com

 

Family History Tour:  Battlefields, Cemeteries & Memorials on the Western Front in France and Belgium

13th Oct 2017 - 16th Oct 2017   

Join WWI historians Jeremy Banning and Clive Burlton for a 4-day trip to the battlefields of France and Belgium and follow in the footsteps of your relatives. The tour is passenger-led so, if you have information on the military service of your ancestors, then let us know when you book as we may be able to help you trace individual stories and visit the places associated with their war service. See this link for details: https://vimeo.com/201654838.

Departure: Nailsea: Clevedon Road Car Park: 4.30am   Bristol Hotel, Prince Street: 5.00am

Cost: to include coach/3* hotel/d/b/b, guides, research & information packs, driver’s gratuity: £640.00 per person.  There is a single supplement of £95.00.   Cost excludes: lunches and entry to museums.

Contact:

Clive Burlton

01934 832113

cburlton@aol.com

Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst

25th Oct 2017   

A two-hour tour of this famous officer-training academy plus a coach tour of the buildings – lunch included.

Departure:   Clevedon Road Car Park, Nailsea: 8.15 am;  Bristol Hotel: 8.45 am;  Clifton, Triangle West (Bath Store): 9.00 am

Cost, to include coach fare, entrance, tour, lunch, tea/coffee and biscuits

plus driver’s gratuity: £44.00

Contact:

Gary Gostelow

0117 971 1323

gary.gostelow@googlemail.com

Winter Book Sale

10.30 am to 4.30 pm    28th Oct 2017    Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Queens Road 

An opportunity to clear our unwanted books, to help on the stalls at the event or to purchase books to help pass those long winter evenings.

Contact:

Gary Gostelow

0117 971 1323

gary.gostelow@googlemail.com

Museum Winter Lecture: Grave Secrets

7.30 pm    09th Nov 2017    School of Economics, Finance and Management, Woodland Road 

Prof Kate Robson-Brown of Bristol University explores the impact of rapid urbanisation on 18th-19th century Bristolians through the study of skeletal collections.

Free but places must be booked in advance on line:

www.bristolmuseums.org.uk

or phone 0117 922 3571

 

Christ Church Cathedral and Bateman Collection of Musical Instruments

15th Nov 2017   

A visit to Oxford for a guided tour of this cathedral and a view of the college, plus a visit to the adjacent musical instrument collection.

Departure:   Clevedon Road Car Park, Nailsea: 8.00 am; Bristol Hotel: 8.30 am;  Clifton, Triangle West (Bath Store): 8.45 am

Cost, to include coach fare, entrance fees and driver’s gratuity: £29.00

Please book online on this website via Contact Us

Illustrated Talk: Radical Clay – exhibition at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

2.30 pm    19th Nov 2017    M Shed Studio 

Helen Brown, curator of Applied Art, will tell us about the current exhibition of ceramics by 1960s studio potters, which she curated.

Cost:  £7.50 per person including refreshments

Please book online on this website via Contact Us

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