Visits and lectures


All ‘Member’s Lecture Evenings’ described below are held at 7.30pm on the first Wednesday of the month in the Friend’s Meeting House, (FMH), Kirkgate. Members are also welcome to attend occasional committee meetings at the same location at 7.00pm on the last Wednesday of every month except December.

Thursday 6th – Sunday 9th and Thursday 13th to Sunday 16th September 2018, various times

‘Heritage Open Days Events’

– a number of events including building openings, exhibition and guided walk. Please see full programme available from the Tourist Information Centre

 Wednesday 3rd October, 7.30pm, FMH

‘Lecture Evening’

“Cumbria Blood Bikes”

Speaker – Graeme Thompson

 Wednesday 7th November, 7.30pm, FMH

‘AGM and Lecture Evening’

“On the road with Dorothy Wordsworth”

Speaker – Susan Allen (Outreach Officer of the Wordsworth Trust)

 Wednesday 5th December, 7.30pm, FMH

‘Christmas Special’

Social evening with food and entertainment.

 Wednesday 6th February 2019, 7.30pm, FMH

‘Lecture Evening’

“West Cumbria Water Supplies Project – Current Status and Future Plans”

Speaker – United Utilities Project Team

 Wednesday 6th March, 7.30pm, FMH

‘Lecture Evening’

“The History of Higham Hall and the Development of the College”

Speaker – George Cooke (Principal)

 Wednesday 3rd April, 7.30pm, FMH

‘Lecture Evening’

“Work of the Rivers Trust in the Derwent Catchment Area”

Speaker – Rebecca Neal (Education and Outreach Officer)


In addition to the above programme we will be organising a lunchtime event in the summer 2019 and a visit to an interesting venue also in the summer 2019.

There will be Castle Tours during 2019.

2019 Heritage Open Days will be in September (dates tba).

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