Nelson & His World

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 Post subject: Forthcoming Events
PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 5:59 pm 
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Please post details of any forthcoming (or upcoming as the modern trend has it) events with a Nelsonian connection that you think might interest forum members.

Below are details of a reading to be given by Colin White in June. It will be held in the grounds of Gilbert White's beautiful 18th century house at Selbourne in Hampshire. Gilbert White was the famous parson/naturalist who wrote 'The Natural History of Selbourne.' Read more about the location at www.gilbertwhitehouse.org.uk/events.php


24th June
7.30pm Summer Lecture in the Marquee
Join us in Gilbert White’s beautiful parkland for a summer evening with Dr Colin White of The Royal Naval Museum, with a lecture entitled Nelson in his own words- Readings from the new Nelson letters.
Nelson wrote marvellous letters that bring him vividly to life – especially when read aloud. Using passages from a large collection of hitherto unpublished letters, which he discovered in archives all over the world, leading Nelson scholar and Royal Naval Museum Director Dr Colin White explores aspects of the Admiral’s fascinating and many-faceted character. He also tells the story of the remarkable 5 year research project which unearthed the new material.
£15 to include wine and soft drinks and canapés.
Free parking in our field.
Please telephone 01420 511275 to book.


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 Post subject: The Nile Luncheon 2008
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The Nile Luncheon, organised by the Nelson Society, will be held at the Rutland Arms Hotel in Bakewell on Saturday 2 August 2008, starting at 10.00am. The list will be closed when the figure of 70 has been reached so early booking is recommended.

The guest speaker will be Mr Justin Reay FSA who will speak on the subject of 'Nelson and the Admiralty'. Mr Reay was a Royal Navy officer and is now senior manager of the Bodleian Library, Oxford, and tutor in Naval History at the University of Oxford. His history of the Admiralty and his monograph on the Royal Navy in the Peninsular War will both be published in 2008.

For guests who travel up the day before, there will be a get-together and supper with entertainment at the Wheatsheaf Hotel in Bakewell, starting at 7.00 pm on Friday 1 August.

Please book via Mr Alan York OBE, 8 Rushley Gardens, Dore, Sheffield S17 5EP. The luncheon costs £23 and the Friday evening supper is £8.


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 Post subject: Falmouth Tall Ships
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10-13 September 2008

Falmouth will be the host port of the Funchal 500 Tall Ships Regatta.

See www.falmouthtallships.co.uk


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 Post subject: Caird Library Archive Journeys
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This is rather short notice, I'm afraid, but if anyone is near Greenwich on 24 July 2008 there is a free lecture, at 2.30 pm at the Caird Library, NMM. It is on Nelson's Women, one of a series of 'archive journeys'. It will be illustrated with original manuscripts, rare books and objects and is a splendid opportunity to become familiar with some of interesting items from the museum's collections.


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 Post subject: Society for Nautical Research Annual Lecture
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The Annual Lecture of the Society for Nautical Research will be held in London on 28 November 2008. The speaker will be Brian Lavery.

No further details are yet available but I will add them as soon as they are announced.


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 Post subject: Bury St Edmunds Georgian Gem festival
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"A tribute to Lord Nelson will launch a fortnight of Georgian fun in Bury St Edmunds tonight.

The Locrian Ensemble will perform music from Nelson's time, dressed in period costume, at the town's Athenaeum to kick off the Georgian Gem festival, which runs until September 21."


More info: http://www.theatreroyal.org/georgiangem ... gramme.htm

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 Post subject: Nelson's Birthday Weekend 2008
PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 3:26 pm 
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I'm sorry about the late notice of these events which will soon be upon us. My copy of the Trafalgar Dispatch arrived only this morning.

All the following will take place at the Royal Naval Museum, Royal Historic Dockyard Portsmouth

25 September - 24 October

The Nelson Birthday Exhibition: Nelson in his own words

Rare fragile Nelson letters from the Museum's archives, rarely exhibited

Saturday 27 September

The Nelson Birthday Lecture: Nelson the Admiral

An illustrated lecture by Dr Colin White, bringing to life Nelson the leader.

Free, but book in advance by contacting Elaine Sanderson tel 023 9272 7574 or email elaine.sanderson@royalnavalmuseum.org

Monday 29 September 7.30 pm

The Nelson Birthday Dinner

Exclusive black tie event in the Museum - with a special VIP guest!

Contact Sue Goodger tel 023 9272 7583 or sue.goodger@royalnavalmuseum.org








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