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Upcoming Events and Courses

Coming up during 2014 we have a wide range of events. Please see the current list of events below or to find out more information please download our latest Events Programme.

Event Date
Event Desciption
Sept

Art Exhibition - Nicholas Sims will portray a selection of Birmingham’s townscapes.

19th Sept

Study Day - BRAM STOKER, DRACULA (1897).

19th Sept

Friday Morning Club - A YEAR TO REMEMBER : 1944

22nd Sept

Monday Music Course - Music in America.

22nd Sept

Monday Lectures - SIR BENJAMIN STONE 1838-1914: ‘Photographer, traveller & politician’.

26th Sept

Friday Morning Club - MARG WHEELER : BEING AN ARCTOPHILE.

Oct

Art Exhibitions - Midland Painting Group

3rd Oct

Study Day - ELIZABETH GASKELL, NORTH and SOUTH (1854-55)

3rd Oct

Friday Morning Club - THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE

6th Oct

Event - Dee Cornwallis Doran will celebrate National Poetry Day (a few days late) by presenting an hour of readings. The theme for this year is ‘remember’.
Admission is £3

6th Oct

Course - The Cold War – in Europe and Beyond.

8th Oct

The Dickens Fellowship - Dramatic Reading of “Mrs Lirriper”

10th Oct

Live at Lunchtime - BEETHOVEN - String Trio in G / SCHUBERT - Trio-Satz / MOZART - Divertimento.

10th Oct

Friday Morning Club - RANDOM READINGS

13th Oct

Monday Lectures - Chris Upton, Senior Lecturer at Newman University.

17th Oct

Study Day - WILLIAM ROWLEY, THOMAS DEKKER and JOHN FORD, THE WITCH of EDMONTON (1621) & Jacobean witchcraft.

17th Oct

Friday Morning Club - JOHN SMITH : DOWN ON THE FARM.

20th Oct

Monday Lectures - “MY GOD, WHAT HAS SOUND GOT TO DO WITH MUSIC?” (CHARLES IVES 1874-1954)

24th Oct

Friday Morning Club - ROBERT JONES : IMPRESSIONS OF WORLD WAR 1

27th Oct

Monday Lectures - INN SIGNS IN STAFFORDSHIRE AND WARWICKSHIRE

31st Oct

Friday Morning Club - RUPERT HOOTON : THE CHALLENGE OF AGING.

31st Oct

Live at Lunchtime - BEETHOVEN - “The Archduke” Trio / HAYDN - Piano Trio No. 5 in E flat.

Nov

Art Exhibitions - 'Trees, Sea and People' by Colin Monk.

3rd Nov

Monday Lectures - THE ELAN VALLEY: A Living Landscape

6th Nov

Lecture - Building urban climate resilience - Dr Lee Chapman

Located across the city of Birmingham is a near real-time, high-resolution network of automatic weather stations and air temperature sensors – the Birmingham Urban Climate Laboratory. Dr Lee Chapman discusses how this network is monitoring the impacts of ‘urban heat’ on infrastructure and health, and explores the ongoing work with Birmingham City Council and Amey PLC that is helping to improve weather and climate resilience in the city.

Free to BMI and RGS-IBG members, non-members £3 on the door.

7th Nov

Study Day - J B PRIESTLEY, LABURNUM GROVE (1933), & SATURN OVER THE WATER (1961).

7th Nov

Friday Morning Club - BILL AND RITA HALES : SONG OF NORWAY.

10th Nov

Monday Lectures - MUSES, MODELS AND MISTRESSES.

12th Nov

Dickens Fellowship - “After Such Kindness” Gaynor Arnold

14th Nov

Friday Morning Club - RANDOM READINGS.

17th Nov

Monday Lectures - MORE THAN CHOCOLATE BARS AND KNITTED SOCKS

21st Nov

Study Day - SHAKESPEARE, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (1598).

21st Nov

Live at Lunchtime - MENDELSSOHN - String Quartet in E flat

21st Nov

Friday Morning Club - FRANK WATSON : BEECHAM ON VIDEO.

24th Nov

Monday Lectures - THE WORK OF THE ROYAL INSTITUTE OF BRITISH ARCHITECTS.

28th Nov

Friday Morning Club - VALERIE TONKS: WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?

Dec

Art Exhibitions - Kerry Phillips

5th Dec

Study Day - CHARLES DICKENS, OUR MUTUAL FRIEND (1864-65).

5th Dec

Friday Morning Club - SEASONAL RANDOM READINGS

6th Dec

Day School - A ‘History of Mathematics’ Day.

10th Dec

Dickens Fellowship - Christmas Social Evening.

12th Dec

Study Day - TELEVISION in the 1970s.

12th Dec

Live at Lunchtime - The Magic of Spain with The Midland Piano Trio & Brian Perkins guitar .

12th Dec

Friday Morning Club - PETER TONKS : MUSIC IS THE FOOD OF LOVE.

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