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Thursday 12th October, 7.30pm
Graeme Falconer gives an introduction to genealogy.
Admission Free. All Welcome.


Thursday 21st September, 7.30pm
Dr Ceri Jones from the Museum Studies Department of Leicester University talks about the effects of museums upon society.
It is hard to imagine a world without museums, but with continuing funding cuts museums face diminishing resources, loss of expert staff and even closure, as for example at Snibston. This is despite the growing body of evidence that museums benefit society in a number of ways through providing public spaces for learning and provoking inspiring, challenging and thought-provoking experiences. How can we use this evidence to ensure that museums remain relevant for the future? Dr Jones reflects on 15 years of working with museums to think about how museums can continue to be beneficial in a changing world.

Admission Free. All Welcome.

Saturday 2nd September at 7:30pm.
The Hansons Auctioneers Summer Lecture. – In conjunction with The Friends of Rutland County Museum & Oakham Castle and the Rutland Local History & Record Society

The Anatomy of Antiques – by Marc Allum
Antiques Roadshow expert Marc takes a look at the history of collecting, illustrated with an eclectic selection of artefacts from his own collection.

Tickets £10 – including refreshments – available from Rutland County Museum, Camose Street, 01572 758440 (during opening hours) or alternatively on the door.

Hansons Auctioneers & Valuers, Heage Lane, Etwall, Derbyshire DE65 6LS
01283 733 988

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.