Crawley Museum Society Talks 2020

Tuesday 28 January 2.00pm ‘Henry Mayhew and the Poor in Victorian London’ by Graham Crozier

A look at the life and influence of this often-neglected social investigator, who gave a voice to the poor in the 1850s and 1860s.

Tuesday 25 February 2.00pm ‘Electrifying Women: Caroline Haslett and the long history of women in engineering.’ by Graeme Gooday & Liz Bruton, University of Leeds

This talk ties in with a project led by the University of Leeds aiming to promote awareness of the historical participation of women in engineering.

Tuesday 31 March 7.30pm ‘Creepy Crawley? The Insect Connection’ by Dave Moon

A look at the evolution of the insect world, with particular focus on Dave’s special interest, moths.

Tuesday 28 April 7.30pm ‘The Crystal Palace at Sydenham, 1854-1936’ by Philip Emery is a Trustee of the Crystal Palace Foundation

Most people know of the Great Exhibition in Hyde Park in 1851. Less well known is the story of the Crystal Palace after its move to Sydenham Hill and its role as a true ‘Palace of the People’.   Philip tells this remarkable story.

Tuesday 26 May 7.30pm ‘The Iron Industry in the Crawley Area’ by Jeremy Hodgkinson

Author of the seminal ‘The Wealden Iron Industry’, Jeremy relates the story of iron working in the local area.

Tuesday 30 June 7.00pm (please note earlier start) ‘A Walk Around Historic West Green’ by Charles Kay

Charles leads us on a journey into the development of the West Green area, from Victorian times to the New Town after 1947.

Tuesday 28 July 7.30pm ‘Working with Homelessness’ by Peter Mansfield -Clark

A former Director of Crawley Open House, Peter has worked with disadvantaged and vulnerable people across London, Kent and Sussex. This talk highlights the challenges this work has provided.

No meeting in August. Autumn/Winter 2020 programme to be announced. All talks are subject to change. Please call Crawley Museum on 01293 539088 if you wish to check.

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