Heritage events

November

Wednesday 23 November: Artists, Antiquaries and Collectors, online via zoom

The late eighteenth century witnessed a craze among gentlemen collectors for collecting engravings and portraits to bind into published works of local history. Robert Barclay's collection of over 2000 prints, watercolours and drawings includes over 500 original watercolours of Surrey buildings by John and Edward Hassell, John Carter and Henry de Cort. Learn more about the paintings via the Surrey Heritage Events booking page.


Wednesday 23 November: Artists, Antiquaries and Collectors: illustrations of Georgian Surrey, Online

Join an online talk discussing Robert Barclay's collection of over 2000 prints, watercolours and drawings, including original watercolours of Surrey buildings by John and Edward Hassell, John Carter and Henry de Cort. The talk runs from 5.30pm to 6.45pm. For more information visit the Surrey Heritage events page.


Wednesday 23 November: Revising Pevsner, a new look at Surrey church architecture, Guildford

Charles O'Brien is series editor of the world famous Pevsner Architectural Guides at Yale University Press. At this event he will talk about Surrey's church architecture, as documented by Sir Nikolaus Pevsner and Ian Nairn in the original volume for the county, published in 1962. This is the first revision of the guide in fifty years and Charles will review the scholarship of Surrey's churches since then and changing opinions on the merits of recent changes. For more information and to book tickets visit the Surrey Churches Preservation Trust web page.


Wednesday 30 November to Wednesday 21 December: Curators Tour in Epsom Museum, Epsom

Every Wednesday enjoy an hour-long tour of the museum led by the curator, a chance to learn more about the fascinating people and stories behind the objects on display. Be the first to see items the museum has only just acquired and objects that are not usually on display. From 11am to 12pm. For more information visit the Bourne Hall Museum web page.


December

Saturday 10 December: A short history of Christmas, Ewell

Learn more about the yule log and what Christmas was like in the medieval and Tudor times. You can also make paper chains and lanterns to take home. For more information visit the Bourne Hall Museum Christmas web page


Saturday 10 and 17 and Sunday 11 and 18 December: Christmas at the Rural Life Living Museum, Farnham

Join in at Christmas at the museum! There will be Christmas crafts from 11am to 4pm each day to make and take. You can also visit Santa in his Grotto! Book tickets via the Rural Life Living Museum web page.


Tuesday 13 December: Zoom talk on Carausius, Allectus and SE England by Sam Moorhead, Online

During AD 286 to 296, Britain was ruled by Carausius, a Roman naval commander. Learn about the man himself, his assassination and the 850 Carausius coins left after his rule. Sam Moorhead uses this evidence to reassess the impact of this decade of independent rule. For more information and details, visit the Surrey Archaeological Society Carausius website.


Thursday 15 December: Zoom talk on Guildford Past and Present, Online

Learn about Guildford, then and now, in this illustrated talk from Surrey Archaeological Society and see if and how much the town centre has changed over the last 100 years. This virtual talk will be given by local historian and writer, David Rose. Head to the Surrey Archaeological Society Guildford past and present website to sign up for the Zoom talk.


Tuesday 20 December: Epsom and Ewell during World War 2, Ewell

Epsom and Ewell suffered badly during WW2 with 384 people injured and 33 people killed by enemy action. From 10.30am to 12pm. To find out more visit the Bourne Hall Museum Epsom and Ewell web page.