2019 2020 Event Tickets

  • Art of Albert Goodwin




    A protege of Ruskin and a great admirer of Turner, Goodwin forged a mature style which united precise detail with rich atmospheric colour. This lecture outlines his inexhaustible travels and the deep religious faith which inspired his campaign to paint all the English cathedrals, with Salisbury one of his particular favourites.


  • Beer Ancient to Modern




    2020 marks the 800th year since the foundation stone of Salisbury Cathedral. This talk will explore the history of beer and consider what beer 800 years ago might have looked and tasted like. Beers tasted will include some reproductions of ancient styles as well as some current style leaders.


  • Experimental Drawing WS




    A workshop led by artist Selina Snow, looking at various experimental methods to make large scale, communal drawings using bamboo canes, brush pens and coloured marker pens. Participants are invited to bring in something small and personal that represents a memory and these objects will be incorporated into the work.


  • Farming Wealth Belief




    This lecture will draw together recent archaeological work on the Roman period in south-west Wiltshire, providing an overview of the Roman period and key events, followed by more in depth discussion of particular themes through various important sources of evidence. Dr David Roberts will look in detail at exciting new discoveries and how people lived in the region through the Roman period.




  • Meeting of Minds




    The Living Standards and Material Culture in English Rural Households, 1300-1600 Leverhulme Trust funded project is now in its final year. This talk by Alice Forward, (who has worked as Research Assistant on the project with Lead Archaeologist Ben Jervis), will discuss the initial results that have come out of this 3 year project.


  • Old Bones New Insights




    This talk takes a detailed look at the treatment of the human body after death in the British Early Bronze Age and presents a new analysis of mortuary practice, focusing on human remains assemblages from southern Britain.



  • Secret Spitfires




    In 1940, the Germans succeeded in destroying the Spitfire factories in Southampton, believing they had ended the threat from their nemesis. But unknown to them, the British decided to build Spitfires in secret in rural towns in the south of England, including Salisbury. Witnesses account this never before told story of amazing achievement, recounting times of terrible sadness as well as joy. The afternoon includes an introduction from the film's Director, Ethem Cetintas; a screening of the documentary; tea and biscuits - all followed by a discussion led by Norman Parker, an engineer in the final assembly plant and today a highly respected historian on the subject.