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Events & Lectures

See below for details on our next lecture & 2023 Spring Events Programme

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Next Lecture - 14th February - Nelson the Making of a Hero Presented by Peter Gutteridge

Location: St Andrew’s Church Hall, Kimbolton Road, Bedford.

 

We proudly and unreservedly welcome our old friend, renowned expert, and speaker, Peter Gutteridge presenting

Nelson – The Making of a Hero.

 

Peter Gutteridge is a long-standing member of the Nelson Society.  He is a retired senior partner of a large law practice and has Masters’ Degrees in Maritime History from Greenwich University and History from Cambridge University  His interest in Nelson was originally fostered by his grandfather, Professor H.C. Gutteridge, who was a distinguished academic and author of ‘Nelson and the Neapolitan Jacobins’.

 

Nelson – The Making of a Hero.  Friends who have been members for a few years no doubt recall previous talks from Peter for their levity and fascinating historical insights into Nelson, highlighting both the myths and the reality. 

2023 Spring Programme

Tuesday 10th January - Black Ice with Christopher Joll

St Andrews Church Hall, Kimbolton Road, Bedford - 7.30pm

St Andrews Church Hall, Kimbolton Road, Bedford - 7.30pm

Tuesday 14th February – Nelson, The making of a Hero with Peter Gutteridge

St Andrews Church Hall, Kimbolton Road, Bedford - 7.30pm

St Andrews Church Hall, Kimbolton Road, Bedford - 7.30pm

Tuesday 28th February – Edward Bawden – Victoria Partridge.  .

Venue: The Barbican Studio, The Higgins Bedford - 12pm.

St Andrews Church Hall, Kimbolton Road, Bedford - 7.30pm

Tuesday 7th March – Raynham Hall - Hugh Belsey

Venue: TBC

St Andrews Church Hall, Kimbolton Road, Bedford - 7.30pm

Tuesday 4th April - Sculptor John Evan Thomas - William Gibbs

Venue: TBC

St Andrews Church Hall, Kimbolton Road, Bedford - 7.30pm

Tuesday 25th April - The Uneasy Head - Christopher Joll

Venue: TBC

St Andrews Church Hall, Kimbolton Road, Bedford - 7.30pm

Tuesday 23rd May - The Few who Flew - Lord Naseby

Venue: TBC

St Andrews Church Hall, Kimbolton Road, Bedford - 7.30pm

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