Downham Market Lecture Society Programme

2020-21

PLEASE NOTE THAT BECAUSE OF THE COVID 19 CRISIS THE AUTUMN TERM LECTURES WILL BE CONDUCTED ON LINE VIA ZOOM.

Many of you are familiar with zoom but the committee are very willing to help those less familiar with practical tips. Please don't hesitate to get in touch.

AUTUMN TERM 2020

'Adventurous Women Travellers' Presented by Liz Carter.

This course will explore the life and travels of a group of unusual women who for various reasons broke the conventions of their time and went travelling. We will meet Marjery Kemp of King's Lynn, Isabella Bird from Wyton, Marianne North the artist, Freya Stark the travel writer plus several other less well known figures. Each week we will examine the life & work of our traveller, reading from diaries, journals and published works. Material will be available to download.

The online sessions will run from September 30th. for eight weeks.

Liz an experienced W.E.A. lecturer has already run courses this way, demonstrating to the Committee at a recent online meeting how effective this can be.

Members not online may be able to join with others who are, to give them access to a screen, providing it is safe and legal to do so. If you have any queries including the setting up and use of Zoom please get in touch.

Fees are expected to be around £20 per person depending on actual numbers attending.

The fees are payable a week before the start of the course by cheque or bank transfer (no cards accepted)

Further details from Anna Denny, tel.no. 01366382455, or email adenny@btinternet.com.

SPRING TERM 2021

To be confirmed.

ONE OFF SUMMER LECTURE The Lecture Society is 100 years old this year. To celebrate we were going to have a one off lecture on Thursday 18th June 2020. This was to be given by Francis Pryor. Francis is a well known author, prehistorian, presenter and farmer who has worked at Flag Fen and appeared on television's Time Team. Unfortunately because of Covid 19 that has had to be postponed.

As previously we arrange a varied programme where course work is optional - just enjoy the lectures!

Downham Market Lecture Society is committed to offering its members excellent courses in a wide range of topics. If you are an experienced, innovative and enthusiastic speaker who can deliver a series of lectures or a 'one-off' topic please contact us.

Anna Denny, Chairman of DMLS.