Illustrated Talks by Peter Higginbotham
I offer a number of fully illustrated talks about the workhouse and associated topics — generally around 50-60 minutes in length. I provide my own laptop and data projector. The cost (including travel from my home at Ilkley, West Yorkshire) is somewhat negotiable depending on the distance, size of group etc. If you'd be interested in me talking to your group or society, please email me with details of what you have in mind. (Please note that I normally only give talks during school term-times and am no longer taking bookings for Monday evenings. Long-distance travel to speak to small groups usually proves impracticable or financially unviable.)
For more background information about me, please see the Author page.
My list of illustrated talks currently includes the following topics (all tailored to your location where possible):
Some feedback on my talks:
"...a superb presentation"
"...a vivid insight"
"...our highest ever attendance"
|Workhouse Talks Diary|
|Talks are often open to non-members of the hosting organisation - contact them for advice.|
|Saturday September 10th, 2pm (tbc)||Workhouse Food, Vestry House Museum, Vestry Road, London E17 9NH|
|Tuesday September 13th, 7.30pm||Airedale Writers' Circle, Sight Airedale, Scott Street, Keighley|
|Wednesday September 21st, 2.15pm||Bradford Retired Teachers Association, Eccleshill Library, Bolton Road, Bradford BD2 4SR|
|Thursday September 29th, 7.30pm||Ackworth Heritage Group, Bell Lane, Ackworth WF7 7JH|
|Tuesday October 18th, 7.30pm||Hull Literary and Philosophical Society, Hull Royal Hotel, 170 Ferensway, Hull HU1 3UF|
|Saturday, November 5th||No Place Like Home (part of 'Care & Consideration' seminar day) National Railway Museum, Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ|
|Thursday February 2nd, 7.30pm.||Straight and Narrow — Wharfedale FHS, Salem Church Hall, Burley-in-Wharfedale|
|Thursday March 2nd, 10am||Workhouse Food, Otley Men's Forum, Methodist Hall, Walkergate, Otley.|
|Thursday March 2nd, 8.15pm||Goldsborough WI, Goldsborough Cricket Pavilion, York Road, Goldsborough|
|Wednesday March 15th||Poynton Luncheon Club, Deanswater Hotel, Wilmslow Road, Woodford, SK7 1RJ|
|Saturday March 18th, 2.30pm.||No Place Like Home — Wharfedale Family History Group, Threshfield Village Institute, Threshfield BD23 5HD|
|Saturday May 6th, 10.30am||No Place Like Home — Wakefield FHS, Memorial Hall, Leeds Road, Outwood WF1 2NE|
|Wednesday June 7th, 7.30pm||No Place Like Home - York & District FHS, New Earswick Bowls Club, Huntington Road, York YO32 9PX|
|Wednesday June 21st, 10.00am||Down and Out in Victorian England, Calverly Men's Forum, Methodist Church Hall, Chapel Street, Calverley|
|Thursday, October 19th, 9.45 for 10.15am||Doing Porridge,||Harrogate Men's Forum, St. Paul's Church Hall, Belford Road, Harrogate HG1 1EL|
|Thursday, December 7th, 10.30am||No Place Like Home, Bradford FHS, Glyde House, Glydegate, Bradford. BD5 0BQ|
|Tuesday, Aprl 17th, 10am.||Workhouse Food - Probus Group, Salem Church Hall, Main Street, Burley-in-Wharfedale.|
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