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2023 diary


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January

7 Saturday Talk: 'Tip Girls of Tredegar' - Christabel Hutchings ZOOM*
February

28 Tuesday
St David’s Day Tea - (Roger & Jane Gagg)
March
11 Saturday
Talk: ‘The history of the growth of radio & television in Wales’ - Dr Jamie Medhurst (Richard Carter)
April
   1 Saturday
Talk: 'A Passion for Fine Art: The Messel Family and the Edwardian Impulse for Serious Collecting' - Professor John Hilary (Judith Foy)
9 Sunday
EASTER DAY
   19 Wednesday
Visit: Oxford (Dorn Swaffield)
 22 Saturday
Talk:  'Brecon Sculptor, John Evan Thomas,1810-1873’ - William Gibbs (Gwen Williams)
May
 6 Saturday
THE CORONATION OF H.M. KING CHARLES III
10 Wednesday
Talk: 'William Morris' - Stella Grace Lyons (Richard Carter & Trix Pryce)
31 Wednesday
Visit: The Hay Festival (Dorn Swaffield)
June
3 Saturday
Talk: 'The Great Schism - the Separation of Eastern and Western Churches' - Most Revd Dr Barry Morgan (Kathleen Jones)
7 Wednesday
Visit:  Kelmscott Manor and Stow-on-the Wold (Gwen Williams, Maggie Lewis and Trix Pryce)
    15 - 19
Tour: Yorkshire, based in Harrogate (Len Metcalfe)
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July
1 Saturday Talk: 'All that glisters is not gold - the Portable Antiquities Scheme'
Dr Mark Lewis, Amgueddfa Cymru (Christabel Hutchings)  
    5 Wednesday
Visit: City of Wells, Somerset (Len Metcalfe & Heather Graves)
August
5 Saturday
Talk: 'Ruperra Castle' - Pat Jones-Jenkins (Christabel Hutchings)
8 Tuesday
Visit: National Botanical Garden of Wales (Peter & Mari Davies)
30 Wednesday Visit: Y Gaer Museum and Gallery, Brecon for  David Jones Exhibition and Tewdric (Gwen Williams) 
September
16 Saturday
Talk: ‘Frank Lloyd Wright’ - Jonathan Adams (Kathleen Jones)
20 Wednesday
Visit: Hauser & Wirth Gallery in Bruton, Somerset and Lacock (Judith Foy)
October
5 - 10
Tour: Vienna, with Tom Abbott - (Judith Foy)
21 Saturday
Talk: 'The History of Wales in Twelve Poems' - Professor M Wynn Thomas (John Wilkins)
November
4 Saturday
Annual General Meeting - Reardon Smith Lecture Theatre - Click here for the papers for the meeting
followed by a free talk by Dr. Dafydd Wiliam, Principal Curator of Historic Buildings on The Vulcan Hotel
27 Monday Visit to the Thomas Pardoe exhibition at Nantgarw China Works - Gwen Williams
December
 4 Monday
Christmas Lunch - The Grand Hall, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff

NOTE: Talks are normally held in the Reardon Smith Lecture Theatre, starting at 10.30.
Talks are open to the general public and occasionally are held in the Oriel Suite.
Admission, payable at the door is 10 to include tea/coffee &biscuits following the talk.
Friends who wish to follow Zoom talks are expected to donate a similar amount per person per talk.

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