Future Lectures & Events

 

We are pleased to inform you of our exciting 2018 events …

Don’t forget Revesby Open Farm Day – 10 June


See us at the Lincolnshire Show – Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 June


Day coach trip to the Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Grape Lane, Whitby to commemorate the Endeavour Voyage – Wednesday 27 June – To make your booking please email Lady Sally Bruce-Gardyne on sallybg26@gmail.com or telephone 01507 524145.  The cost of the trip will be £23 each for members of the Society.  For non-members the cost will be £25.  The cost includes the coach journey and admission to the Museum.  The coach will depart from Horncastle at 8am.  After lunch (which will be under your own arrangements, why not bring a picnic) there will be a guided tour of the Museum between 2-4pm.  Please note there are approximately 12 rooms to explore arranged over 4 floors which will mean climbing stairs.  However if you do not wish to climb the stairs, a DVD will be showing which will illustrate those upper rooms.  The coach will depart from Whitby at 5pm, returning to Horncastle at approximately 8pm.  Please note: members of the Joseph Banks Society have a privileged booking period – members please book before 21st May 2018 after which booking will be open to all.  Members please feel free to bring your friends, neighbours and family.


The Society will be hosting its annual GARDEN PARTY with refreshments of tea and cake at the Sir Joseph Banks Centre, Bridge Street, Horncastle on Sunday 8 July at 2.30pm.   There will be an admission charge of £2.50 (by ticket only) and we hope you will make a donation on the day for our ongoing funding for Vanuatu’s Cyclone Disaster Fund.  Vanuatu is situated on the Banks Islands in the South Pacific and the Society maintains a deep interest and connection with the Islanders and their climatic demands. This is a good opportunity to see the lush green Sir Joseph Banks commemorative garden.  To obtain your tickets or for further details please email Christine.chapman@joseph-banks.org.uk


See us at the Heckington Show – weekend of 28/29 July


Heritage Open Days – September 2018 – more information to follow about the exhibition which will be held at the Sir Joseph Banks Centre, Bridge Street, Horncastle LN9 5HZ.


The Society’s Annual Dinner – please mark this important evening in your diaries now!                                               Saturday Evening 13 October at the Judges Lodgings, Castle Hill, Lincoln at a price of £34 each for a 3-course meal with coffee.  Our after dinner speaker will be Prof Libby John, the Society’s President.  Please contact Sue Sargeant to book your tickets – email: sue.a.sargeant@gmail.com or telephone 01790 752234.


President’s LectureSaturday 24 November at 3pm  Venue: The Collection, Danes Terrace, Lincoln LN2 1LP.   “Joseph Banks; The Consummate Connector”.   Jordan Goodman is an Honorary Research Associate in the Department of Science & Technology Studies at University College, London.  He has published extensively in the fields of the history of science, history of medicine, cultural history and economic history, in articles and in books.  He is currently writing a book about Joseph Banks’s global projects, entitled “The Enlightenment of Joseph Banks” to be published by 2019 by Harper Collins.  There will be an admission charge (payable on the door) of £3 for members and £5 for non-members. An event not to be missed.


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