‘A Force to be Reckoned With’ A talk by acclaimed social historian, Jane Robinson
Sep
14
2:30 PM14:30

‘A Force to be Reckoned With’ A talk by acclaimed social historian, Jane Robinson

  • The Winchester Discovery Centre (map)
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Join us for a lively illustrated lecture on the surprising history of the Women's Institute by acclaimed social historian, Jane Robinson. Come and learn about the original social network, and the 'ordinary' women who have changed our world.

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The Curious Case of the Curious Herbal
Sep
14
3:00 PM15:00

The Curious Case of the Curious Herbal

Join Andrew Bentley at Long Barn for a talk on the installation of a Physic herb garden in the grounds of Chawton House. He explains his inspiration from an 18th century book, the process of the build & details some of the 40 herbs he chose to plant.

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Bombay Sapphire Distillery Self-Discovery Experience
Sep
17
to Sep 19

Bombay Sapphire Distillery Self-Discovery Experience

  • The Bombay Sapphire Distillery (map)
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On our Self Discovery Experience you can explore the distillery with a map, listening to audio points throughout. Across the distillery's sprawling Victorian architecture, you can learn about the history of gin, Laverstoke Mill and Bombay Sapphire.

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Open Greener House- making a listed building low energy
Sep
19
to Sep 21

Open Greener House- making a listed building low energy

  • 12 Saint Swithun Street Winchester, England, SO23 9JP United Kingdom (map)
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A wonderful opportunity to look inside a 17th century house, and to talk with the owners and professionals involved about the pain, joy and ways of reducing the energy use of a 1680s Grade 2 listed house!

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Winchester Poet Power : The Path to Keat’s Autumn
Sep
19
7:00 PM19:00

Winchester Poet Power : The Path to Keat’s Autumn

  • New Hall, Winchester College, College Walk Winchester Hampshire (map)
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Ode to Autumn was conceived on a walk in Winchester not far from the College. Dr Hands talk will explain heritage of John Keats writings and others, and will draw upon items in the College Archive not previously available for public viewing.

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Open Greener House- PassivHaus refurbishment and extension of 1968 townhouse
Sep
20
11:00 AM11:00

Open Greener House- PassivHaus refurbishment and extension of 1968 townhouse

  • 11 Clifton Hill Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 5BL (map)
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Join WinACC members as they host one of three events this Heritage Open Days - Talk to the architect-owner about part complete PassivHaus (EnerPHit) refurbishment and extension of an end of terrace 1968 townhouse.

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Shifting Sands in News Coverage: Film, Digital and Social Media – a Talk by Alastair Stewart
Sep
20
7:00 PM19:00

Shifting Sands in News Coverage: Film, Digital and Social Media – a Talk by Alastair Stewart

  • New Hall, Winchester College, College Walk Winchester Hampshire (map)
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Join us for a fascinating evening as Alastair Stewart, ITV News journalist and presenter explores how technology has impacted on news coverage and how the internet changed values, credibility and competition.

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Tea and scandal with Pedlars and Petticoats
Sep
21
11:00 AM11:00

Tea and scandal with Pedlars and Petticoats

Pedlars and Petticoats present “Tea and Scandal”. A light hearted conversation over tea between Jane Austen’s sister, Cassandra and friend Martha Lloyd. Gossip, recipes, poetry and extracts from letters shared. Martha collected Austen family recipes

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Historian Rebecca Rideal Unravels One of the Most Important Events in British History
Sep
21
2:30 PM14:30

Historian Rebecca Rideal Unravels One of the Most Important Events in British History

At 2pm, on 30 January 1649, King Charles I stepped onto a wooden scaffold outside Whitehall’s Banqueting House. In front of thousands he was beheaded as a traitor. Historian Rebecca Rideal unravels the regicide of Charles l.

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“A Tale of Two Royal Charters”  - Lecture by Professor Simon Keynes
Sep
21
3:00 PM15:00

“A Tale of Two Royal Charters” - Lecture by Professor Simon Keynes

  • New Hall, Winchester Collage, Collage Walk Winchester Hampshire (map)
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Professor Simon Keynes, one of the world’s leading Anglo-Saxon experts, will talk about two royal charters given by kings Edgar (966) and Canute (1019) to New Minster (later Hyde Abbey), the mausoleum where King Alfred the Great was buried.

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Dining at Downton Abbey: 1920’s Food Laid Bare
Sep
21
4:00 PM16:00

Dining at Downton Abbey: 1920’s Food Laid Bare

Join Social and Food Historian Emma Muscat for an adventure in 1920's food. Inspired by the Downton Abbey film, Emma discusses typical culinary fare that would have been served at both high-end and working-class dining tables of the period.

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Miss Jeanie Dicks Flicks the Switch - the woman who electrified Winchester Cathedral
Sep
21
5:30 PM17:30

Miss Jeanie Dicks Flicks the Switch - the woman who electrified Winchester Cathedral

In 1934 Miss Jeanie Dicks managed the first electrification of Winchester Cathedral. A"girl engineer" was unusual and press worthy at the time, but she has since been forgotten. Find out more today with curator Ceryl Evans.

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Montezumas: Family Chocolate Talk and Making
Sep
22
9:00 AM09:00

Montezumas: Family Chocolate Talk and Making

Join our Family Chocolate Experience at Montezumas! This special event for Heritage Open Days will allow you to learn more about the history of chocolate, indulge in chocolate tasting and take part in a fun chocolate making experience!

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Loose Muse Poets perform in Church of St Lawrence-in-the-Square
Sep
22
2:00 PM14:00

Loose Muse Poets perform in Church of St Lawrence-in-the-Square

  • 18-19 The Square England, SO23 9EX United Kingdom (map)
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Join us for a poetry event with the wonderful Loose Muse Poets on Sunday in St Lawrence Church, which stands on the site of the chapel of William the Conqueror’s Palace and is the only surviving church of Norman foundation within the City walls.

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Hyde 900's Keats in Hyde: A Guided Walk with poetry readings
Sep
22
5:15 PM17:15

Hyde 900's Keats in Hyde: A Guided Walk with poetry readings

  • Colebrook Street Winchester, England, SO23 United Kingdom (map)
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Join us on a walk through Hyde to Abbots Barton, commemorating the bicentenary of John Keats famous ode 'To Autumn'. Considered one of the most perfect poems in the English language and composed here in Winchester 200 years ago.

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