The following two events have been scheduled but, given current lockdown restrictions, may not take place. However, there are plenty of online events being run by the museum, details of which can be found below.
Thursday 25 February 2021 at 10.30am
We have arranged a tour of the permanent art galleries on Thursday 25 February to explore the fascinating global influences on western art and the varied and obvious presence of many people from beyond Europe in pictures which have previously been assumed to be the reserve of white men and women.
This tour depends upon the situation at the time and we will have to conform to any regulations current at the venue. The groups are likely to be much smaller than usual and is may be necessary for extra tours to take place at different times or on different days. We may also have to cancel at short notice.
The cost of this event is £5 per person. To book a place, please complete the form enclosed in the December newsletter or book online via the ‘Contact Us‘ button on this website.
Thursday 25 March at 10.30am
We are hoping to visit this exhibition on Thursday 25 March.
The tour depends upon the situation at the time and we will have to conform to any regulations current at the venue. The groups are likely to be smaller than usual but we will not know the details until much nearer the time. Rosamund Kidman Cox OBE, who has been both editor of BBC Wildlife Magazine and a judge for the competition, has again agreed to be our guide.
The cost of the vist is £7.50 per person (Art Fund members £5.50 with pass) To book a place, please use the form enclosed in the December newsletter or book online via ‘Contact Us‘ on this website.
Caves are unique sites that can hold exceptional prehistoric archaeology.
What dark secrets were being played out by Palaeolithic people in the caves of Cheddar and Derbyshire? Why were Mesolithic people leaving strange objects and inscribing art deep inside their caves? Did cannibalism really take place in Cheddar?
Excavating caves can be challenging and at times difficult to interpret, but many sites offer an extraordinary insight into the lives of people in the past.
Join us for a series of three 90-minute online study sessions on Monday evenings as we explore some of the most fascinating prehistoric cave sites from the South West Britain and beyond with Dr Paula Gardiner.
Numbers are limited to allow participants to ask questions and discuss the topics covered.
Sessions will take place via Zoom on Mondays at 7.30pm (GMT) on:
- 11 January 2021 – Neanderthals in the South West.
- 18 January 2021 – Complex Mesolithic Activities
- 25 January 2021 – Ritual, Symbolism and Art
The online lectures will be recorded and made available for those not able to attend this element. A reading list and further information will also be provided as part of this field school.
The study sessions cost £28 (£23 concessions). To register for a place click here.
Ruins are an alluring but at times fearful feature of our landscape. This talk will explore their risk and whether they should be saved or left to decay.
The talk will be held over Zoom. To book a place click here.
Pete Insole was involved in the project to celebrate the centenary of the 1919 Housing Act, known as the Homes for Heroes or Addison Act. Pete will explain how this and subsequent housing acts of the inter-war period helped to shape the city of Bristol we see today.
Tickets for this event cost £5.00 per household. To book, please follow this link:
Did you know Bristol started out as an Anglo-Saxon settlement called Brycgstow? Discover how we know what life was like for Anglo-Saxon people.
The webinar will be held over Zoom. To book a place click here.
In April 1792 Captain Kimber was tried for murder of an enslaved African. This talk traces the career of the captain, the African woman’s death and the trial.
This free, online talk will be held over Zoom. To book a place click here.
Join Professor Ronald Hutton to find out why the notorious medieval and early modern European witch-hunts took place and the impact they have had on the modern world.
This lecture will take place over Zoom. To book a place click here.
Beginning with Isaac Newton’s Optiks (1704), this lecture by Alexandra Loske will examine how artists, scientists and ‘colourmen’ used colour and wrote about it since then.
This will be an online event held over Zoom. To book a place click here.
The Winter Lecture series is sponsored by the Friends.