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Library of Birmingham: Tuesday Lunchtime talks

logo-lob-headerActivities at the Library of Birmingham: Tuesday Lunchtime talks

Tuesday lunchtime events are FREE but booking is recommended.

Box Office: 0121 245 4455

Artists and Gardeners: in Conversation
Thursday 7 November 6 – 8pm – £3
Meeting Room 104
Discovery Trail artists Katie & Rebecca Beinart talk with Lee Hale, about the process of selecting plants for the artwork Adaptation. The ‘In Conversation’ will be followed by a Gardener’s Question-time style panel where audience members can put their queries to a panel of Winterbourne’s expert gardeners.

The REP Archive
Dr Sian Roberts, Collection Curator
Tuesday 12 November
12.30 – 1.30 – FREE
Room 104
As The REP Theatre celebrates 100 years of performances this is an opportunity to explore the REP archive, stored in the Library of Birmingham as one of its special

Harvesting Stories: Birmingham Food Stories
Thursday 14 November
6.30 – 7.30 pm – £3
Meeting Room 104
As part of the Harvesting Stories programme Jen Bakewell and Dr Sian Roberts look at how Birmingham’s cuisine has changed over the years and draw from Library of Birmingham’s collections.

Growing Medicine – Dr John S. Fossey
Lecturer in Synthetic Chemistry, University of Birmingham
Tuesday 26 November
12.30 – 1.30 – FREE
Dr Fossey looks at how plants are being grown for chemical extraction for medicine.

100 years ago: 1913 – Richard Albutt
Tuesday 10 December
12.30 – 1.30 – FREE
Room 104
A talk by Richard Albutt looking back at some of the major news and social events of 1913.

The Social Aspect of Transport – Jim Ranahan
Thursday 12 December
6.30 – 7.30 pm – £3
Room 104
A talk presenting some of the Library of Birmingham’s internationally renowned railway collection – including the Wingate Bett Travel and Transport Tickets – to explore the changes in social dynamics as a result of the emerging transport system.

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