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Lunchtime Lectures

Fri 12, Fri 19 and Fri 26 Nov, 1pm - 2pm

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A series of lunchtime talks by guest speakers offering in-depth insights into the themes of our autumn exhibitions.

Ian Jelley, Living Landscapes director, Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

Fri 12 Nov, 1pm – 2pm

As explored in John Nash: The Landscape of Love and Solace natural landscapes bring us pleasure and help our wellbeing. But these landscapes and their wildlife are now under threat.  Join Ian Jelley, Director of Living Landscapes at Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, as he explains how everyone can play their part in creating a Wilder Warwickshire and how you can join Team Wilder and help put nature into recovery.

Members £12
Non-Members £25


Andy Friend, Curator and Author

Fri 19 Nov, 1pm – 2pm

Hear from Author and Co-Curator Andy Friend about the exhibition John Nash: The Landscape of Love and Solace. Andy Friend is the author of the highly acclaimed Ravilious & Co: The Pattern of Friendship and was Co-Curator of the exhibition it accompanied.

The Talk will take place in the Old Servants Hall and will be followed by a book signing.

Members £12
Non-Members £25

Hannah Phillip, Programme Director, Grinling Gibbons Tercentenary

Fri 26 Nov, 1pm – 2pm

In this talk you’ll hear an insight into Grinling Gibbons’ life, work and incredible legacy.

Hannah Phillip is the Programme Director of the Grinling Gibbons Tercentenary and Society, and Curator of Grinling Gibbons: Centuries in the Making. Hannah is a consultant in the field of heritage development, programming and fundraising and has worked in museums for over 20 years. She started her career in Australia with the National Trust of SA where she was responsible for their flagship property, Ayers House, a colonial mansion in the heart of Adelaide. More recently she was Director of Fairfax House, and over ten years raised the museum’s profile by curating a series of major exhibitions involving national loans. In 2017 she was responsible for fundraising and securing the King David Panel by Grinling Gibbons – his first known work.

Talk takes place in the Old Servants Hall.

£25 non-members, £12 members



Grinling Gibbons: Centuries in the Making © Compton Verney, Photo by Jamie Woodley


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