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Talks On Special Agents, Saving Children And Lewis Carroll’s Numberland

Published on: 4 Sep, 2021
Updated on: 4 Sep, 2021

The Friends of Guildford Museum group is continuing its 25th anniversary celebrations with three talks by historians, all taking place at the Guildhall in the High Street.

This coming Friday, September 10, British military historian and author Paul McCue’s talk is titled Wanborough Manor: Surrey’s School for Special Agents.

He has a particular interest in special operations, intelligence gathering and resistance during the Second World War. His talk looks at the training school at Wanborough and its pupils.

Paul is a British Military historian and author with particular interest in special operations, intelligence gathering and resistance. His talk will look at the SOE training school at Wanborough Manor and its pupils.

The talk is at 2.30pm and tickets at £10 to include refreshments can be booked online.

On Friday, October 22, author and broadcaster Clare Mulley will give a talk on Eglantyne Jebb. She was an unconventional woman who was driven by humanitarianism to found the charity Save The Children.

The talk is at 2.30pm and tickets at £10 to include refreshments can be booked online.

Friday, November 19, sees a talk titled Lewis Carroll in Numberland, given by Robin Wilson.

His special interest is the history of mathematics. Since retiring, he has been giving lectures to the public at Gresham College in London.

This talk is an exploration of how numbers and logic inspired Carroll’s fantastic writings.

The talk is at 2.30pm and tickets at £10 to include refreshments can be booked online.

For booking online there is a 5% booking fee.

Tickets can also be booked by phoning Guildford Tourist Information Centre on 01483 444334.

The Friends of Guildford supports the work and future development of Guildford Museum, that is run by Guildford Borough Coucil.

Membership costs £6 per year (£12 family). Membership forms can be picked up at Guildford Museum or online at the Friends of Guildford Museum’s website.

Or send an email to: info@friendsofguildfordmuseum.org.uk

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