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Enjoy a fascinating talk and delicious afternoon tea in the elegant setting of the Saloon, with a different topic every month.

Join us in January for the first of our 2020 Food For Thought talks as you find out about the Battle of Edgehill, the first battle of the English Civil War. In this illustrated talk by Stephen Barker, discover the political and military context alongside personal stories, anecdotes and legacies of those caught up in the actions. Hear about archaeological surveys of the battlefield, the importance of understanding the 17th century landscape and have a look at what remains today.

About the Speaker

Stephen Barker is an independent Heritage Advisor who works with museums, universities, charities and other heritage organisations to design exhibitions and make funding applications. He worked at Banbury Museum and for the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum. Stephen has delivered projects on behalf of the University of Oxford, Oxford Brookes University and the Battlefields Trust. He specialises in military history, particularly the First World War and British Civil Wars. He is a Trustee of the Bucks Military Museum Trust, the Old Gaol Buckingham and is an Arts Council Museum Mentor. He is the author of ‘Lancashire’s Forgotten Heroes’ – a history of the 8th East Lancs in the Great War.’

Tickets & Costs

£14 per person. Includes a delicious afternoon tea served in the Saloon

Tickets must be prebooked. To book please call 01299 250797 or go to https://www.priorbooking.com/e/food-for-thought-the-battle-of-edgehill-1642