Barnet National Trust Lecture Programme 2017/8

    All meetings are held at St Mary Magdalen Church Hall, Whetstone, N20 9AE at 7.45pm.                     Admission is just £2 for members and £2.50 for guests 


    2018 

    January 16th        AGM (2017) followed by The Spitfire by David Keen

    David, a former guide and lecturer at the Hendon RAF Museum, will talk about the  history of this iconic plane and the part it played in WWII


    February 20th Conscription, Commerce and Conscientious Objects by John Mean.                                                      The story of boot, shoe, printing and straw boater industries in St Albans and how they were affected by the First World War


    March 20th            London Shopping: its history and stories behind the famous names  by Christine Jarvis, a London Blue Badge and City of London and Historic Royal Palaces Guide/Lecturer


    April 17th Samuel Pepys - Famous for his Diary on The Great Plague and The Great Fire of London by Dr Robin Gain


    May 15th   History of the Almshouses by Simon Smith                                                                                         Come and Learn about the Jesus Hospital Charity established in 1679 (300 years before the formation of BNTA!) by James and Mary Ravenscroft. Many of the almshouses are in Barnet.


    June 19th Charles Dickens, The Conjuror by Ian Keable.  Charles Dickens was not only one of the world's greatest writers, but also a talented magician and fascinated by spiritualism and ghosts. This is the story of Charles Dickens as a magician told through one of his playbills and will include some of Dickens magic tricks.


    July 17th A Nice Cup of Tea by Russell Bowes.  Come and learn about our national drink from the plant, also who invented the tea bag and why you should never add the milk first.


    August No Meeting


    September 11th To be arranged                                                                                                                                                  (2nd Tuesday)


    October 16th NT Talk  Fenton House & Willow Road by Megan Tanner, Operations Manager of Small London Properties


    November 20th My Love of Africa by Tom Way


    December 11th  AGM followed by Bygones, a presentation by Jeff Nicholls                                                                              (2nd Tuesday)