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Louis De Bernieres and other speakers at King’s Lynn Society of Arts and Sciences

PUBLISHED: 13:12 12 October 2017 | UPDATED: 13:12 12 October 2017

Author and poet Louis de Bernières who will be speaking in King's Lynn. Photo: Bill Smith

Author and poet Louis de Bernières who will be speaking in King's Lynn. Photo: Bill Smith

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Author Louis De Bernieres is giving a talk on writing and poetry in King’s Lynn next week.

It follows the AGM of the King’s Lynn Society of Arts and Sciences.

The event is being held at Marriott’s Warehouse on Friday, October 20 (7.30pm).

This winter sees a further eight talks at Marriot’s Warehouse. On Wednesday, November 8 Dr Ann Wintle, professor emerita at Aberystwyth University and University of Cambridge, will be speaking on how to date archaeological sediments.

One Friday, November 24, Alan Clegg, retired technical director at Porvair, will be speaking on Albert Mitchelson and Edward Morley and their experiment.

On Wednesday, December 13, biologist Dr Matt Wilkinson will be speaking on how movement shaped the living world.

On Friday, January 12, Amy Marquis, research assistant at the Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge, will be speaking on the artist Marcellin Desboutin and his circle.

On Wednesday, January 31, staymaker Ian Chipperfield will be speaking on the court of Queen Victoria.

On Friday, February 16, Robin Stevenson will be speaking on the flora of King’s Lynn.

On Wednesday, March 7, Christopher James, author of Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Ruby Elephants and the Jeweller of Florence, will be spaeking on writing Holmes and becoming Watson.

On Friday, March 23, Celia Waterhouse will be speaking on Zoltan Kodaly and his mission to build a musical nation in Hungary.

The King’s Lynn Society of Arts and Sciences was formed in 1913 for “the encouragement and pursuit of arts and sciences”.

It was based at Welwick House, on the corner of the site which is now Hillington Square and All Saints’ Street.

Welwick House was also the site for Lynn’s first museum founded in 1844 by members of the Lynn Conversazione and Society of Arts.

In 1898, the museum moved to its current site - a former chapel on Market Street, bought for £1,600.

Membership of the society costs £14 per person for the current lecture season. New members may join at any time.

Admission to talks for non-members is £4 per lecture by cheque or cash on arrival.

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