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2019 diary

NOTE:  Due to refurbishment of the Reardon Smith Lecture Theatre (February, March and April),
talks marked * will be held in the Chemistry Lecture Theatre of the University.
Booking will be essential. Free car parking is available. 


5 Saturday Talk: ‘Taffy was a Welshman’ - Christine James (Richard Carter)

5 Tuesday Visit: Tour of the BBC Cymru Wales Studios, Llandaff (Peter Davies)
16 Saturday
* Talk: ‘My Life in Metal’ - David Petersen (Gwen Williams)
28 Thursday
St David’s Day Tea Party with traditional entertainment from Meurig Williams  (Jane Gagg and Trix Pryce)
Visit: National Museum of History, St Fagans (Christabel Hutchings)
  6 Wednesday
Visit: Oxford  (Dorn Swaffield)
23 Saturday
* Talk: ’ Elgar and the Hidden Enigmas’- Geraint Lewis (Trix Pryce)
 13 Saturday
* Talk: ‘Frank Lloyd Wright’ - Jonathan Adams (Kathleen Jones)
TBC Visit: Brunel’s SS The Great Britain, Bristol (Roger and Jane Gagg)
21 Sunday
Easter Sunday
27 Saturday * Talk: ‘Hadrian’s Wall and Vindolanda’ – Chris Dale (Trix Price)
6-10 Mon - Fri
Tour: Five days and four nights - Newcastle and Durham (Emrys Jones and Len Metcalfe)
28 Tuesday
Visit: The Hay Festival  (Dorn Swaffield)
8 Saturday Talk: ‘William Burges - Gothic Revival Genius’ - Matthew Williams (Gwen Williams)
14 - 20
Tour: Six days and five nights in Lisbon - (Emrys Jones and Len Metcalfe)
24 Monday
Visit: The Elgar Museum and Hellens Manor, Ledbury (Richard Carter and Trix Pryce)
 6 Saturday Talk: ‘Church Effigies’ - Professor Madeleine Gray (Christabel Hutchings)
18 Thursday Visit: Llancarfan and the Cowbridge Physic Garden (Janet Jones and Dorn Swaffield)
TBC Visit: Pop-up Event
21 Wednesday
Talk: ‘Lord David Davies - Part 2’ - Hefin Mathias (Gwen Williams)
  10 - 13
Tour: Four days in Dublin (Gwen Williams)
21 Saturday
Talk: ‘Penry Williams: an eminent man of Merthyr’ – Benjamin Price (Gwen Williams)
9 Wednesday
Visit: The National Museum Collections Centre, Nantgarw (Roger and Jane Gagg)
  19 Saturday
Talk: ‘The Welsh House’ or ‘People and their Gardens’ - Aled Samuel (Kathleen Jones)
  2 Saturday
Annual General Meeting - Reardon Smith Lecture Theatre, followed by a talk ‘Recent Archaeological Research into Roman Caerleon’ - Dr Mark Lewis, Senior Curator at National Roman Museum, Caerleon
 2 Monday
Friends' Christmas Lunch - The Grand Hall, National Museum Cardiff

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Note: Talks, except those in February, March and April, are usually held in the Reardon Smith Lecture Theatre, commencing at 10.30 am.
Tickets for the talks, which are open to the general public, are available at the door.
Admission is 10 to include tea/coffee & biscuits following the talk.
Friends who book and pay in advance will only be charged 8.

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