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Nelson's Norfolk Exhibition - Public Talks

Nelson’s Norfolk -  Public Talks Schedule

A series of talks is taking place throughout the Nelson's Norfolk exhibition. All talks are free and open to all. No need to book but arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Wednesday 6 August: Fusion 2pm
Lord Nelson- Reflection on the life and Death of a Hero’ with David Burton.

David Roger Burton, an artist and author, spent 14 years in the Royal Navy, leaving in 1975 to pursue his artistic career in various galleries. He finally settled in Norfolk, where he worked for many years on producing hundreds of pieces fashioned from the debris of HMS Victory. His talks on Lord Nelson are entertaining and informative about the lesser known side of Norfolk's most famous son.

Thursday 7 August: Fusion 1.30pm
‘Rescuing Nelson's Heroes’ an illustrated talk by Dr Nick Slope, Naval Historian and Archaeologist, and past Chairman of the Nelson Society.

Wednesday 13 August: Millennium Library, 3rd Floor  12.30pm
As part of the Summer ‘Heritage Hour’ programme at the library, we are delighted to join with Norfolk Record Office for today’s Nelson lecture.
 Jeffrey Bonas, Historian, and founding Chairman of the North West Norfolk History Society will deliver an informative and provocative look at Lord Nelson’s battles and particularly, the significance of the Battle of the Nile.

Thursday 14 August: Fusion 2pm
‘The Life and Times of Horatio Nelson’. A talk by Les Cole, Custodian of the Nelson Museum, Great Yarmouth.

Wednesday 20 August: Fusion 2pm
 ‘Nelson’s Norwich School’. A talk by John Walker, Archivist, Norwich School.

Wednesday 27 August: Fusion 2pm
‘The Battle of the Nile – Nelson’s Great Victory’. A talk by Dr Richard Maguire, Associate Dean for Employability, and Senior Lecturer, UEA School of History.