FRIDAY 15TH MARCH 2019
BEER, BETS AND BULL BAITING GT
We are delighted to welcome back Mary Bodfish for her third visit to Greyfriars.
Our forebears revelled in bull-baitings, cockfighting, boxing matches and abominable drunkenness, especially in the Birmingham and Black Country area. The boozy, bloody amusements of the working class rose and fell during the 19th century – and something remains of them today.
FRIDAY 22ND MARCH 2019
HEREFORD CATHEDRAL, MAPPA MUNDI AND THE CHAINED LIBRARY SL
Gordon Cain, a surveyor specialising in the conservation and restoration of historic buildings and monuments, will be giving a slide presentation on Hereford Cathedral. He will also show the construction of the new building to house the Mappa Mundi and Chained Library. I am sure many members have been to the Cathedral and will be most interested in this talk by a speaker new to Greyfriars.
FRIDAY 29TH MARCH 2019
AN ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON IN INDIA EH
Tonight, we welcome a new speaker to Greyfriars, John Clegg who is an orthopaedic surgeon. He is coming to talk to us about his work in India and looking after the people there.
You can download a PDF copy of our programme here. A paper copy is also available to you at the Welcome desk.