People can find out about and ask questions about why it was that the speech of a North Sea island has become the global language, why Her Majesty doesn’t speak like a Hampshire farmer, and what Winchester’s got to do with it.
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.
We are very sorry to advise but Andrew's talk is CANCELLED; the venue has advised us they are no longer available for this event and we have no alternative herbal garden available.
Jane Austen's House first opened to the public 70years ago. Hear Dr Mary Guyatt speak about the strong characters, hard work, luck & determination that has gone in to preserving this unique place of 'pilgrimage' by over a million people since.
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.
Award-winning author Pete Brown returns with Pie Fidelity, a journey of 9 classic British dishes.
Is British food really as bad as people think? Pete argues our traditional grub is vitally important, not only on the table but in defining who we are.
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.
This 45 minute tour includes part of the Warden’s Lodgings, home to the school’s historic library. There will be an exhibition of medieval manuscripts and an opportunity to see the study of John Harmar, one of the translators of the King James Bible.
This fascinating talk explores the history of the early 19th century public protests known as the 'Swing Riots. Many Barton Stacey men were involved, and the harsh quashing of the movement led to two local men being hanged and many transported!
A talk from four experts on medieval queens on four key aspects of the lives of queens, using examples which span four centuries over the Middle Ages including the Empress Matilda, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Isabella of France and Elizabeth Woodville.
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.
Dr Sue Anderson-Faithful will explore the contribution of Winchester women as she traces the Anglican Girl's Friendly Society from its parochial origins in the Winchester Diocese to its worldwide presence as an imperial organisation.
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
The Borgias have been vilified for centuries, but how much of it is actually true? Find out in this fascinating talk led by historian and author, Samantha Morris
Jane loves living in Hampshire and is delighted to be part of this year's Heritage Open days, she will be speaking about her MasterChef experience, life since winning and her own celebration and use of local food and drink.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!