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.

Jul
29
Wed
But do you actually read them? – 45 years of collecting fine bindings @ Zoom
Jul 29 @ 7:45 pm
Anthony Davis Talk
Anthony Davis Talk

Anthony Davis has collected fine bookbindings since he was a schoolboy. In this talk we will make a virtual visit to his library and look at some of the books he has found, as well as hearing some thoughts about why people collect books and what the key components to a successful collection might be.

Anthony is a retired lawyer. He is a Council member of the Bibliographical Society and writes and talks about fine bindings and book collecting. He is also a qualified tour guide specialising in book related walks in central London.

If you wish to join the meeting please contact us 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.