Talks Programme   2018 – 2019



Thursday 11th October
‘The Role of the Theatre in the Struggle for the Vote’ by Susannah Mayor

Susannah makes a welcome return to discuss the plays performed by Edith Craig and the ‘Actresses Franchise League’ – what role did the Women of Rye take?

 Thursday 8th November
‘The Mary Stanford’ by Laton Frewen

We are delighted that Laton will come to tell us about the stories behind the headlines of the ‘Mary Stanford’ Disaster’, 90 years ago in 1928.


Thursday 14th February
‘The Master Masons’ by Imogen Corrigan

A welcome return by Imogen who will tell us about ‘The Men’ who built the Cathedrals, and Churches like ours!

Thursday 14th March
‘The Wrong Sex’ by Andrew Bamji

Andrew will tell ‘A Strange Story of Surgical Success and Unrequited Love’   

(NB.  This talk contains explicit details of intimate surgery)

 Thursday 11th April
‘More About the Vidler Family’ by Alan Dickinson

We are pleased that Alan, one of our Directors, will tell us more about the well known Vidler Family, concentrating on their origins in Brede, to their prominent place in farming, and business life in Rye.  This is a sequel to Peter Ewart’s talk in 2015.

 Thursday  9th May
‘The Journey to the South Downs National Park’ by Geoffrey Mead

We are delighted that Geoffrey, one of our Trustees, returns to tell us about his latest research into aspects of the History and Geography of Sussex.

 Thursday 13th June
‘The Navigation of the Norman Conquest’ by Kathleen Tyson

Kathleen makes her first visit to the Museum to tell of her studies of what ‘The Carmen’, (a source of information about the Invasion composed in 1067), says about the Fleet, the Navigation, the Landing Place and the Port, which led to William’s of Normandy’s Conquest of England.