20
June 2018

BASINGSTOKE AND ITS CONTRIBUTION TO WORLD CULTURE?

Welcome to The Arts Society Wensum
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 -
10:30 to 12:00
Assembly Hall
Theatre Street Norwich NR2 1RQ

A divided town renowned for its dullness and roundabouts but there are nobler parts and historic gems buried beneath the concrete.
AGM at 10.30am followed by a lecture at 11am.

THE ARTS SOCIETY ACCREDITED LECTURER

Mr Rupert Willoughby

A prize-winning historian who specialises in the domestic and social life of the past. A graduate with First Class Honours in History from the University of London, he is the author of the best-selling Life in Medieval England for Pitkin, of guides to castles owned by English Heritage and Hampshire County Council, and of a series of popular histories of places, including Chawton: Jane Austen’s Village and Basingstoke and its Contribution to World Culture. He contributes regular obituaries to The Times and The Daily Telegraph, writes privately-commissioned histories of houses, and is an experienced lecturer - and occasional broadcaster - on a broad range of topics, with a particular interest in architecture, interior decoration and costume.