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Barbara Cosgrave 7th May 2016

Talk: The Psychology of Colour and How to use it. Barbara thrives on inspiring women to feel confident, look great and succeed in whatever they choose to do. Recent research demonstrated measurable physiological effects in people wearing red.  So, can the colours we choose to wear affect us and those who look at us? If so, can we use colour to influence the results we want? Barbara grew up immersed in the world of theatre and by watching and learning,…

Jenny Mallin 7th May 2016

Jenny Mallin – “A Grandmother’s Legacy” Jenny is an author and has recently won “Best in World Cookbook” for her memoir book “A Grandmother’s Legacy” based on five generations of her family who lived in India during the British Raj. From Yorkshire pudding to curry, this is a wonderful fusion of cultures and the changes they embraced. With her passions for cooking, India, research and writing, the outcome has been a labour of love for Jenny – a memoir that…

Jane Tapley 7th May 2016

Jane Tapley is a Special Events Organiser at Theatre Royal Bath where she frequently interviews actors, writers & directors. She is also Blue Badge Tour Guide & Lecturer, Freelance Author and Researcher, Home Economist and Theatrical Landlady!   Talks: “It’s Not in the Script”  Life behind the scenes in the fascinating world of theatre “Oh Yes It Is!” A history of pantomime from ancient to modern times – a talk suitable for Christmas. “All the World’s a Stage” A history of…

Siobhan Clarke 7th May 2016

Siobhan Clarke has a BA in Modern History and has worked for Historic Royal Palaces for 18 years. She is based at Hampton Court Palace, where she trained as a Costumed Interpreter before becoming a Guide Lecturer for Historic Royal Palaces. The following lectures are delivered with illustrations in PowerPoint:  The Crown & the Cradle Royal babies have always excited interest because the health and survival of the child would shape history. This talk explores the stories of some of these…

Gill Perkins 7th May 2016

Gill Perkins  –  “The Plight of the Bumblebee” Gill Perkins has been an enthusiastic conservationist from a young age, from building footpaths in Devon, being an ecologist for the Lake District Special Planning Board to the highlight of her early career – counting puffins for the Icelandic National Park (there were about a quarter of a million). As CEO for the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, she has found the perfect channel through which to promote her passion for bumblebees and their…

David Mitchell 7th May 2016

Talk:  “For Crying Out Loud” David Mitchell has been addressing audiences for over 20 years, and the response is invariably one of continuous smiles and laughter.  And he comes wearing his historically accurate apparel! Oyez, Oyez, and thrice Oyez! His talk recounts the unusual situations in which this town crier has found himself, and the amusing consequences that have ensued. Before the age of printing and newspapers, the unamplified human voice was all that was available to spread news or…

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