Events under 'Centre talks'
Friday, September 20, 2019

Centre talks calendar

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The Foundling Hospital: with Simon Burbidge

Incorporated by Royal Charter in 1739, The Foundling Hospital of London sought to prevent the “frequent murders of poor miserable children at their birth, and to suppress the inhuman custom of exposing new-born infants to perish in the streets.” It continued to receive young children until the 1950s, when British law changed the focus in care for foundlings from children’s homes to foster care and adoption. Discover the story of the hospital and the young foundlings it cared for in this fascinating talk.

TICKETS £5 (Members £4) includes tea/coffee and cake. Advance booking is recommended but you can pay on the door (if places remain). Members can obtain the saving using the coupon code published in the current Berkshire Family Historian.

Contact The Booking Administrator with any queries.

Friday, October 4, 2019 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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'Institutions' 1st Talk in Series

Reading Abbey

with John Painter

Discover the impact of Reading Abbey on the town of Reading, both in its heyday as a Royal Abbey and as one of the 10 leading monasteries in the country. Hear about the impact of the dissolution under King Henry VIII, the abbey's later use as a royal palace, its destruction in the Civil War, and the subseqent redevelopment of the Abbey Quarter and preservation of the Abbey Ruins up to the present day.

For those attending who wish to do some family history research while visiting The Centre, the Research Zone computers will be open from 1pm.

TICKETS £5 (Members £4) includes tea/coffee and cake. (Book all five talks in the 'Institutions' series for £20, Members £16, for a useful saving)

Advance booking is recommended but you can pay on the door (if places remain). Members can obtain the saving using the coupon code published in the current Berkshire Family Historian.

Other talks in the series on 24th October, 9th and 21st November and 5th December.

Contact The Booking Administrator with any queries.

Thursday, October 10, 2019 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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'Institutions' 2nd Talk in Series

The History of Reading Goal: with Mark Stevens 

County Archivist, and Berkshire Family History Society Vice-President, Mark Stevens explores the history of the prison from the Georgian period until its first closure in 1920. Find out about the separate system of ‘hard labour, hard board and hard fare’ that characterised the Victorian regime; before hearing about Oscar Wilde, some of the prison's executions and Reading's little-known role in the Easter Rising. 

TICKETS £5 (Members £4) includes tea/coffee and cake. (Book all five talks in the 'Institutions' series for £20, Members £16, for a useful saving)

Advance booking is recommended but you can pay on the door (if places remain). Members can obtain the saving using the coupon code published in the current Berkshire Family Historian.

Other talks in the series on 10th October, 9th and 21st November and 5th December.

Contact The Booking Administrator with any queries

 

Thursday, October 24, 2019 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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'Institutions' 3rd Talk in Series

Murder at Reading Gaol

with Angela Buckley

In the second of our talks forcusing on Reading Gaol, crime writer, and Berkshire Family History Society Vice-President, Angela Buckley will share stories of the Victorian inmates of Reading Prison, including the nefarious acts of baby farmer Amelia Dyer, and the murder that inspired Oscar Wilde to write The Ballad of Reading Goal.

TICKETS £5 (Members £4) includes tea/coffee and cake or book all five talks in the series for the discounted price of £20 (Members £16). Advance booking is recommended but you can pay on the door (subject to availability). Members can obtain the discount using the coupon code published in their current Berkshire Family Historian.

Other talks in the series on 10th and 24th October, 21st November and 5th December.

Contact The Booking Administrator with any queries.

Saturday, November 9, 2019 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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'Institutions' 4th Talk in Series

The History of Reading's Hospitals

with Lionel Williams

Discover the history of Reading Hospitals from 1837 to the present day in this fascinating talk. The talk mainly focuses on the Royal Berkshire Hospital, which opened on London Road, Reading in 1839, but also includes some information about Battle and Prospect Park Hospitals.

TICKETS £5 (Members £4) includes tea/coffee and cake or book all five talks in the series for the discounted price of £20 (Members £16).
Advance booking is recommended but you can pay on the door (subject to availability). Members can obtain the discount using the coupon code published in their current Berkshire Family Historian.

Other talks in the series on 10th and 24th October, 9th November and 5th December.

Contact The Booking Administrator with any queries.

Thursday, November 21, 2019 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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'Institutions' 5th Talk in Series

Reading's Nineteenth Century Schools: with Joan Dils

In the 19th century, churches and individuals were the main benefactors setting up local schools, until in 1871, when the local authority in Reading also became involved in the provision of education through Reading School Board. Joan will tell us about the development of education in Reading through this period of time.

TICKETS £5 (Members £4) includes tea/coffee and cake or book all five talks in the series for the discounted price of £20 (Members £16). Advance booking is recommended but you can pay on the door (subject to availability). Members can obtain the discount using the coupon code published in their current Berkshire Family Historian.

Other talks in the series on 10th and 24th October, 9th and 21st November.

Contact The Booking Administrator with any queries.

Thursday, December 5, 2019 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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