Events

Please find below information about forthcoming events in Amersham. If any member is unable to make his/her way to Society meetings and would like transport to be arranged, please contact Geraldine Marshall-Andrew on 01494 433735.

Jun
17
Wed
Society Outing to Charlecote Park and Farnborough Hall
Jun 17 all-day

cancelledThe Amersham Society Committee very much regret that, as the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to escalate and in line with Government guidance, our outing to National Trust Properties, Charlecote Park and Farnborough Hall in Warwickshire  is now cancelled.

To find out more about UK Government response to COVID-19 follow the link.

Jun
24
Wed
The Great Diary Project @ Zoom
Jun 24 @ 7:45 pm

The Amersham Society Committee are delighted to announce the first of our ‘Lockdown Special’ additional Summer talks which will be delivered online via Zoom.

Dr Irving Finkel is best known as the British Museum’s expert on ancient Babylon but he has many other interests too, including the collecting of manuscript diaries to form a new public collection. From those written centuries ago, to those scribed in code and right up to date he has amassed thousands of them and found a permanent home for the collection. In his talk “The Great Diary Project” he will tell us about some of the gems he has turned up and bring the story right up to date.

The talk starts at 8.00pm. If you wish to participate in the meeting please email to info@amershamsociety.org requesting the invitation.

Jul
29
Wed
But have you actually read the books? @ Zoom
Jul 29 @ 7:45 pm

The second ‘Lockdown Special’ additional Summer online talk will be “But have you actually read the books?” by Anthony Davis FSA.

Anthony’s career as a partner in a London law firm for many years ran alongside his passion for collecting finely bound old books. Since semi-retiring he has qualified as a City of Westminster Blue Badge Guide and as “Booksteps” gives walking tours on aspects of the London booktrade of the last 400 years. He has established prizes in book collecting for young collectors and is a leading light in the bibliophile world.

The talk starts at 8.00pm. If you wish to participate in the meeting please email to info@amershamsociety.org requesting the invitation.

Aug
26
Wed
Printed Board Games as a record of History @ Zoom
Aug 26 @ 7:45 pm

The talk “Printed Board Games as a record of History – both real and imagined” by Prof Adrian Seville FSA is the last in our ‘Lockdown Special’ Summer Season.

Adrian’s academic career began in Physics and has for many years collected printed board games. Since retirement he has become the world’s leading authority on the Game of the Goose – a simple dice game known throughout Europe for over 400 years. Many of these games give great insight into the social history of the time. He has exhibited his collection in New York and his latest book on the subject was recently published the the University of Amsterdam Press.

The talk starts at 8.00pm. If you wish to participate in the meeting please email to info@amershamsociety.org requesting the invitation.

Sep
30
Wed
A History of the Seaside Postcard @ Kings Chapel
Sep 30 @ 7:30 pm

A talk by John Storr.

Coffee/tea and biscuits will be available from 7.30pm. The talk starts at 8.00pm. No booking necessary. Guests and new members welcome.

On-site parking is normally available and there is good disabled access.

Oct
28
Wed
Annual General Meeting @ Kings Chapel
Oct 28 @ 7:30 pm

The Society’s Annual General Meeting followed by an illustrated talk on the charity The Horse Trust, Speen led by Libby Surman and a team from the Horse Trust.

Nov
25
Wed
With the Gurkhas on India’s North East Frontier @ Kings Chapel
Nov 25 @ 7:30 pm

A talk by former Chairman of the Amersham Society, Martin Brooks, about his recent visit to the North East Frontier.

Coffee/tea and biscuits will be available from 7.30pm. The talk starts at 8.00pm. No booking necessary. Guests and new members welcome.

On-site parking is normally available and there is good disabled access.