We hold a regular series of evening lectures held on the third Thursday in every month between September and April.
Venue: Institute Room, in the new Quaker Meeting House, School Lane (close to the Blue Coat Chambers)
Time: Doors open at 7pm for tea and coffee. Talks start at 7:30pm, and finish at 9pm.
Further info: Come along at 7pm for the tea and the company of fellow historians. The Quaker Meeting house is easily and safely accessible from the bus stations at Queens Square and Liverpool One, and the local rail stations. Quaker Meeting location.
Members are welcome to join members of the Council for an informal meal with the Speaker before the lecture. Anyone interested in coming to meet the Speaker should contact the Honorary Secretary on 0151 727 8243 for details of where and at what time we are meeting.
Programme for 2017-18
February 15th- ‘The Goodison Egyptology Collection’ : Joanne Chamberlain
The Atkinson in Southport holds around 1000 objects collected in the 19th century by local lady, Mrs Anne Goodison. This talk looks at the lady herself and some of the treasures she collected.
Joanne Chamberlain is a documentation officer at The Atkinson, Southport
March 15th- ‘Norton Priory: Monastery to Museum’: Lynn Smith
Still the largest medieval monastic site in Europe, the Norton Priory museum has recently re-opened after a major re-development. Hear how this transformation came about and the ongoing research into this remarkable archaeological site and collection.
Lynn Smith is Senior Keeper at Norton Priory and Museum, Runcorn
April 19th Annual General Meeting followed by a special talk by our President, Professor Keith Dobney (subject to be confirmed).
For details of Field Trips see our 'Events and Field Trips' page.
Our speakers are selected to represent the wide interests of our members and talks include topics ranging in date from prehistory to the modern period.
Speakers are drawn from both the University of Liverpool and the John Moores University in order that Society members are aware of the current research being carried out by staff of these local institutions and also include academics, field archaeologists and local historians with contacts in both the North West and the rest of the British Isles.
Information about former speakers and the topics chosen is included on the Newsletter page.