Saturdays at 11.00 am to 12pm - Coffee served from 10.30am
LIVE & STREAMED
8 OCTOBER 2022: GILES FRASER ‘CHOSEN - Lost and Found between Christianity & Judaism’. (Revised date)
- Giles Fraser, Talk & Book Signing in conjunction with Kew Bookshop We are delighted to welcome The Reverend Canon Dr Giles Fraser, Vicar of St Anne’s Church, Kew, President of The Friends of St Anne’s and well-known journalist and broadcaster to talk about his latest book recently published in paperback.
29th OCTOBER 2022: ‘THE JAMES WEBB SPACE TELESCOPE: FROM LAUNCH TO FIRST SCIENCE’ TALK by EMMA CURTIS -LAKE
- TALK by EMMA CURTIS -LAKE. Astronomer STFC Webb Fellow. Dr Emma Curtis-Lake from the Centre for Astrophysics Research, University of Hertfordshire, is one of three new dedicated fellows appointed in August 2021 by the Science and Technology Facilities Council ( STFC ) to bring the science of the James Webb Space Telescope to us the public, schools, and scientific communities. Emma will take us on a tour of the Universe, from our own Galaxy to the edges of the Universe as seen by JWST.
10 DECEMBER 2022: ‘SHACKLETON: A HERIOC FAILURE?’ TALK by FREDDIE WITTS
- Freddie Witts, Archivist at Dulwich College will explain in his talk that in the 100 years since Ernest Shackleton’s death, he has gone from being a forgotten man of exploration to overshadowing his rival Scott in modern media attention. Freddie cares for the James Caird lifeboat one of just four vessels remaining from the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration.
TBC - END JANUARY / BEGINNING FEBRUARY 2023: CANDELIGHT MUSIC RECITAL
- Hosted by Linda Pethick - This exclusive event, artists & content to be confirmed, will be set in the candlelight of the stunning & beautiful Georgian House on Kew Green of Linda Pethick.
18 FEBRUARY 2023: ‘KEW’S MILLENNIUM SEED BANK - SAVING THE FUTURE’ TALK by Dr ELINOR BREMAN
- Dr Elinor Breman, ‘Senior Research Leader, Seed Conservation at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew’ who is based at Kew’s wild botanic garden, Wakehurst, in West Sussex has been working for Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank since 2013 and now manages this global plant conservation programme. She will talk about the role of seed banks in conservation – how they operate and why we need them – as well as the global partnership that underpins the work of the Millennium Seed Bank, providing insights to several current projects.
18 MARCH 2023: ‘THE UNITY OF ALL THE ARTS’ - ‘ARTS & CRAFTS ARCHITECTS IN LATE-VICTORIAN & EDWARDIAN ENGLAND’ TALK by Dr HOWARD BAILES
- Dr Howard Bailes, Archivist and former history teacher at St Paul’s Girls’ School, will discuss the nature of arts and crafts, exploring the work of several architects and explain the foundation of the Art Workers’ Guild. Also considering not only the design of buildings but how, with stained glass, woven silk and other means, these architects sought to adorn the interiors of the buildings they had designed.
22 APRIL 2023 – MARK CATESBY THE EIGHTEENTH – CENTURY ENGLISH NATURALIST, EXPLORER, ARTIST & AUTHOR. TALK & BOOK SIGNING by HENRIETTA MCBURNEY
- Henrietta McBurney, a freelance curator, and art historian, previously curator in the Royal Library, Windsor Castle, will tell us about Mark Catesby who studied the flora and fauna of the New World publishing his Natural history of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands between 1729 and 1747.Henrietta’s book, Illuminating Natural History. The Art and Science of Mark Catesby was published by the Paul Mellon Centre/Yale University Press in 2021.
20 MAY – TBC - ‘AN AFTERNOON CHARITY BRIDGE DRIVE WITH SUPPER’ Organised by TINA RUYGROK
- A superb opportunity to enjoy another exclusive afternoon of bridge with The Friends of St Anne’s.’ This will be followed by supper and a glass of wine with prizes and raffle which will include the engraved ‘The Friends of St Anne’s Bridge Cup’
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