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Black Country Living Museum programme of events

BCS round logoThe Museum has an exciting programme of events which ensures that you can visit time and time again throughout the year and each visit to the Museum will be different.

Wednesday 23 October 2013
Max Keen
Dudley Castle
Impressively attired in chain mail and wielding suitable weaponry Max gives his interpretation of the history of the Black Country’s most famous land mark

Wednesday 27 November 2013
Helen Rappaport
Magnificent Obsession- Victoria, Albert and the death that changed the Monarchy.
This lecture shares the same title as Helen‘s book. A recognised authority on Queen Victoria, she has appeared regularly on the recent television series ‘Victoria’s Children.’ An accomplished speaker whose meticulous research enables her to give an enlightening insight into one of the nineteenth centuries major events.

Wednesday 22 January 2014
Dr Michael Hall
Francis Brett Young and the Black Country Nail Industry.
Our President and Chairman of The Francis Brett Young Society reveals some of the results of his research for his latest book regarding the Black Country’s most successful novelist and the hardships of the nail makers

Wednesday 26 February 2014
Andrew Lound
The Power of Balance- Avery’s and the Great War.
This presentation prepared as part of the Great War Centenary Commemoration looks at the war from the point of view of W & T Avery Limited at Soho Foundry. Many of its employees volunteered to fight; many were in reserved occupations as Avery’s produced vital material for war. With exclusive access to the Avery Archive it is a presentation that will shed a new light on the famous firm. Accompanied by music, sound effects and rare film.

Wednesday 26 March 2014
Dr Trevor Raybould
The Earl of Dudley (1835-18850  Hero or Villain?
Thwarted by the blizzards of January 2013, last year’s President attempts again to reveal the role of perhaps the most influential man in the 19th Century Black Country.

Wednesday 23 April 2014
Dr Samantha Badger
Stage Coach Inns to Indian Cuisine: A History of Fast Food in the Black Country 1800-1970. Former local college lecturer Sam considers the changing eating habits of the inhabitants of the Black Country over the last two hundred years.

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