Kelmarsh, Northampton,
Northants NN6 9LY

Kelmarsh, Northampton,
Northants NN6 9LY

Kelmarsh Hall


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Summer Lecture Series

Summer Lecture Series

Tuesday 23rd July
6pm - 8pm

Event Information

6.00pm - 8.00pm

Kelmarsh Hall will be welcoming a series of lecturers to discuss a range of topics, from the History of Marritime London, to Electioneering in the Georgian period. 

Each lecture will run from 6pm - 7pm, with a chance to enjoy a glass of wine in the gardens and discuss any questions with the lecturer. 

Tickets cost £8 per person. 

Lecture Subjects: 

Tuesday 23rd July: Prof. Matthew McCormack will be exploring the Culture of British elections in the 18th Century. Were elections more inclusive, participatory and politically-aware than historians have often assumed?

Tuesday 30th July: Kelmarsh's own Garden Consultant, Michele Hickman will be discovering how women garden designers were rare at the beginning of the 20th Century. Michele will focus on the gardens here at Kelmarsh Hall being influenced by Norah Lindsey and Nancy Lancaster. 

Tuesday 6th August: Claire Crofts of Campbell Smith & Co. will be exploring Interior Fashion in Great Houses from the 18th Century to Today. We'll travel back to the 18th Century and discover the styles and fashions for interior decoration when Kelmarsh was first built. 

Tuesday 13th August: We will be joined by Capt. William Wells, a Master Mariner; a former Ship's Captain and licenses Commercial Marine Pilot, who enjoyed a seafaring career which spanned nearly 49 years. In this lecture we will dicover the History and Development of Maritime London: Starting in the year AD43 before London was settled.

Tuesday 20th August: Dr Carla Brain will guide us through various guises of Venus: Not just a Pretty Face. Venus is often considered as simply the goddess of love and beauty, but her spheres of influence also extended to other areas – she was the goddess of gardens, seafarers, the evening star, and the revered ancestor of the Romans.

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