Illustrated Talks

Members of the Collection have developed a series of illustrated talks based on material included in the Collection and further research performed by members and interested parties. In some cases these talks have been designed to complement exhibitions but they can all be delivered outside the Collection’s premises at any time. All talks are illustrated using a laptop and data projector (provided by the speaker) and are designed to take 45 – 60 minutes. There is a small charge to cover travel costs and for the talk itself. All charges for talks are donated by presenters to the Southam Heritage Collection in support of its funding.

If you can’t find the talk you are interested in then please contact us at southamheritage@hotmail.com because we may have something under development or maybe you would like to help us with the research work from which we can develop a talk?

Local_History_TalkThe Shaping of Southam

This 45 – 60 minute illustrated talk briefly traces the development of Southam over the past 1,000 years from just before it was named in the Domesday Book up until the beginning of the twentieth century. The talk covers some of the significant players in Southam’s history, including many who had an impact much wider afield than Southam itself, as well as some of the more important decisions and events that have made Southam the town it is today.

The talk is suitable for all audiences and is delivered with a general public audience in mind. Ideally a projection screen should be available at the venue, although this can be provided if necessary.

For bookings contact Bernard Cadogan on 01926 613503

Southam Heritage Collection

This 45  – 60 minute illustrated talk covers the history of the Collection from its earliest days right up to the present. It covers the transition from private Collection to public ownership including many of the lucky breaks which have allowed it to remain open to the public despite many set backs. Also included are examples of how modern technology has been used to help make the Collection more accessible and preserve copies of fascinating items in the event of any disasters.

The talk is suitable for all audiences and is delivered with a general public audience in mind. Ideally a projection screen should be available at the venue, although this can be provided if necessary.

For bookings contact Bernard Cadogan on 01926 613503

Yesterday’s Southam around Market Hill

An illustrated talk of how Market Hill has changed, or otherwise, since the fire of 1742 to the present day.  The talk is 45 – 60 mins in length and is extensively illustrated with photos showing the changes that have taken place. £35 (+ travel expenses for outside Southam).

The talk is suitable for all audiences and is delivered with a general public audience in mind. Ideally a projection screen should be available at the venue, although this can be provided if necessary.

For bookings contact Linda Doyle on 01926 814214

One thing leads to another …

Its fascinating to discover the stories behind many of the artefacts in the Collection and this illustrated talk takes five instances where something has happened or been given to the Collection and a whole raft of unknown facts have then come to life. The talk takes five of these situations and tells how they developed over time and the terrific insights they have given into the history of Southam. 

The talk is suitable for all audiences and is delivered with a general public audience in mind. Ideally a projection screen should be available at the venue, although this can be provided if necessary.

For bookings contact Bernard Cadogan on 01926 613503.