Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Event: Tewkesbury and John Moore

41 Church Street, Tewkesbury, Glos. GL20 5SN
Thursday 14 July 2016.
Meet at the John Moore Museum
at 10.45am for 11am start.

Peter Bainbridge is organising a guided walk around the John Moore Museum, the Merchant’s House, the Old Baptist Chapel and to places associated with Moore in Tewkesbury along with a talk about John Moore. The charge will be £8.00 per person. The Museum is closed between 1-2pm. 

Simon Lawton, the Curator, has suggested that he gives his talk about John Moore first and that would take place in the Chapel. There will be time to visit other places of interest in Tewkesbury and take lunch there. Allow for a 4pm finish.

For more information email Pete on treasurer@richardjefferiessociety.co.uk

The John Moore Museum is nestled in a row of historic timber-framed buildings close to the Abbey in Tewkesbury. The museum was established in 1980 in memory of the writer and naturalist John Moore. Today it is also home to an extensive Natural History collection featuring specimens of mammals and birds native to the British countryside, woodlands, wetlands and farmland. A few doors away is The Merchant’s House, a two storey building which has been restored and furnished to show the construction of a 15th century shop and dwelling. The museum has also recently taken over the management of the Old Baptist Chapel, originally a late Medieval Hall house which was later converted for use as a non-conformist meeting house, that will be open to the public after May this year.

Tuesday, May 03, 2016



Richard Jefferies’ Networks

SATURDAY 14 May 2016

Richard Jefferies Museum, Marlborough Road,
Coate, Swindon SN3 6AA

10.30    Doors open and refreshments.

11.00    Welcome.

Patrick Dillon will be leading the Study Day. He writes:

The study day this year will be based around a workshop to map connections between Jefferies’ works and our own knowledge and understanding of the things he is writing about. In preparation please look again at one of your favourite works and bookmark some of the connections that you make with the content. For example, when I read Wild Life in a Southern County, I mark things that connect with what we now know about ecology, a branch of biology that was in its infancy in Jefferies’ day. I am also interested in the survival of some of the countryside occupations and traditions he writes about, or how land-use has changed, or how his descriptions of country life in the Vale of White Horse compare with those of Alfred Williams. During the study day we will work in small groups and write our connections on large sheets of paper and then ‘map’ connections to connections and build up a  ‘knowledge network’. This is a good way to share knowledge in a convivial social setting.

1.00-2.30 Lunch break. Bring a packed lunch.

2.30   Workshops continue.

3.45     Refreshments.

4.15      Depart