The Norwich Society

Events Lectures

Evening Lecture Series Season Ticket October 2019-March 2020

  • Open to all
  • The Auditorium, The Forum
  • £15.00 non-members / £3.00 members

If you plan to attend all 3 Evening Lectures you may find it more convenient to purchase a season ticket.

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December Evening Lecture

  • Tue 3 Dec 2019
  • Open to all
  • The Auditorium in The Forum, Millennium Plain
  • 7:00 pm
  • £5.00 non-members / £1.00 members

The Story of the Norwich Shoe Trade

Frances and Michael Holmes combine anecdotes with archive material, films, photographs and contemporary newspaper reports to tell the engrossing story of an industry which for many years was the heart and ‘sole’ of the City. Their talk will encompass everything from the major 20th century factories to shoe fashions and, of course, the works outing, which all combine to bring the industry back to life.

Frances and Michael have researched and written five books on the history of Norwich.

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January Evening Lecture

  • Wed 29 Jan 2020
  • Open to all
  • The Auditorium in The Forum, Millennium Plain
  • 7:00 pm
  • £5.00 non-members / £1.00 members

The Civil War: Norwich and Great Yarmouth under Oliver Cromwell

Speaker Dr Joel Halcomb is a lecturer in Early Modern History at the University of East Anglia.

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March Evening Lecture

  • Tue 3 Mar 2020
  • Open to all
  • The Auditorium in The Forum, Millennium Plain
  • 7:00 pm
  • £5.00 non-members / £1.00 members

Social Housing in Norwich

The history of social housing in Norwich runs from the founding of The Great Hospital in 1249 through to the Award-winning new development of Norwich City Council housing in Goldsmith Street. This lecture will tell the story and try to draw some lessons for the future.

Speaker Paul Burall is a journalist and current Chair of the Norwich Society.

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