Fascinating series of talks at Harlow Museum
History / Fri 7th Oct 2022 am31 07:13am
A ‘Brief’ History of Roman Coinage – Sat 8th October 1:30pm
Tells the story of the strange origins of Roman Coinage during the Roman Republic through to the end of coin use (by the Romans) in the Western Empire. The talk contains many illustrations and describes the information on Roman History and its personalities that can be gleaned from their coins.
Oral History: Voices from the Past – Sat 15th October 1:30pm
Hearing the voices of those who have gone before offers a level of detail that history books can’t provide. Discover some of the hidden gems in Harlow Museum’s oral history collection and learn the basics of recording oral history within your own family.
What’s in a Name? – Sat 22nd October 1:30pm
Find out the fascinating story of how places in the New Town were named, like your housing area and local roads, from the 1950s through to more recent examples.
Dame Leah Manning – Sat 5th November 1:30pm
Discover Dame Leah Manning’s time as an MP, as well as her work during the Spanish Civil War, both World Wars and her passion for education.
Dame Sylvia Crowe and Harlow – Sat 12th November 1:30pm
This talk looks at her important work Sylvia Crowe did in Harlow. She was one of the first women Landscape Architects, prolific author and a campaigner for the environment.
Preserving the Past – Sat 26th November 1:30pm
Describes the numerous substances and processes that can attack precious Museum artefacts and the complex conservation treatments used to combat the resulting effects. This talk contains many illustrations of items undergoing conservation and the often very satisfying results.
Harlow New Town – How and Why – Sat 3rd December 1:30pm
Telling the story of the origins, planning and subsequent development of Harlow New Town. Starting with the New Town Act, post war Britain in 1946, and concluding with the most recent schemes and plans.
Walled Gardens: Then and Now – Sat 10th December 11:30am
They'll be queueing round the block