Our lecture season runs from October to April, with lectures being held in the Anna McDowell Garden Room at Gold Hill Museum on the first Tuesday afternoon of each month. The exception is the Teulon Porter Memorial Lecture, which starts the season and is held in the evening at Shaftesbury Town Hall. Noel Teulon Porter was a notable Cambridge archaeologist and instrumental in founding The Shaftesbury & District Historical Society in 1946.
The 2018 Teulon Porter Lecturer is David Morris, Curator of Naval Aircraft at the Fleet Air Arm Museum. His subject on Tuesday 02 October at 7.30p.m. is The History of the Shepherd’s Hut. David has restored the vehicle which may have been the inspiration for Gabriel Oak’s hut in Thomas Hardy’s Far From The Madding Crowd
Lectures are free to members, while visitors may pay £3 at the door (£5 for the Teulon Porter). To reserve a seat, non-members are advised to contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Proposals for lectures to the Society on suitable historical subjects are welcome, and may also be made via email@example.com