Archives for category: Events

Thursday 13th July – 7:30pm
Talking Machines : The History of Recorded Sound. – Colin Ray.
Admission Free. All Welcome.


1950’s Pye portable MW & LW Radio

Thursday 8th June – 7:30pm
Peterborough Cathedral : 900 Years of an Icon.
Stuart Orme, Director of Operations at the cathedral talks about Peterborough’s crowning glory.
Admission Free. All Welcome.

Thursday 11th May – 7:30pm
Revealing Grey Friars : The Search for Leicester’s lost Franciscan Friary by Mathew Morris.

The talk will be preceded by the AGM of the Rutland Local History & Record Society.
Admission Free. All

Thursday 13th April – 7:30pm
The Forbidden Royal Romance and its Local Connections
A film by Barbara Keene

All are welcome – No need to book – Free admission

Thursday 9th March at 7:30pm.

The Uppingham Typhoid Epidemic, 1875-77
Dr. Nigel Richardson – formerly Deputy Headmaster at Uppingham School and Headmaster of the Perse School, Cambridge – talks about the typhoid epidemic which hit Uppingham in the latter part of the 19th century and its effects upon the town.

The talk will be preceded briefly by the AGM of The Friends of Rutland County Museum & Oakham Castle.

All are welcome – No need to book – Free admission

Thursday 10th November – 7:30pm
“The Smithsonian Institution and its Social Role – What Can we Learn from the USA”.
An illustrated talk by Katy Bunning, Smithsonian Research Associate.
Admission Free, All Welcome.


Thursday 13 October, 7.30pm
Dr Richard Whitmore talks about the Leicester Suffragettes.
Admission Free. All Welcome.

The Tennants Auctioneers Summer Lecture. – In conjunction with The Friends of Rutland County Museum & Oakham Castle and the Rutland Local History & Record Society

Objects of Desire – The Changing Passions of Collectors, 1400-1800
by Mark Littler

Tickets £10 – including refreshments – available from Tennants Auctioneers, South Street, Oakham 01572 724666, and Rutland County Museum, Camose Street, 01572 758440 (during opening hours).

Thursday 25th August – 7:30pm
Paul Dadford from the Melton and Oakham Waterways Society talks about the history of The Oakham Canal, what remains of it and future plans.
Admission Free – All welcome.

Thursday 14th July

Peter Liddle, the former County Archaeologist for Leics & Rutland, talks about the influences of the Romans in Rutland and what they left behind.

7:30pm – Admission Free. All Welcome.