Autumn Lectures 2022: A Victorian Naval Odyssey

Autumn Lectures 2022: A Victorian Naval Odyssey


17 November 2022


6:30 PM


Museum and Gallery


From £10.00

Age Guidance:

Suitable for Ages 16+


120 minutes

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  • Description

Worthing Museum presents the Autumn Lecture Series.

Our hugely popular lecture series returns on Thursday evenings this October to December.

An intimate season of talks with our Archaeology Curator James Sainsbury and guest speakers. Explore a wide range of subjects from Sussex in the Stone and Bronze ages, Worthing at War 1939-1945 and Highdown & Saxon Sussex. This year due to high demand we have the return of A Victorian Naval Odyssey: John Palmer and his unique log book revealed, as well as The Story of Cissbury Ring. Plus brand new talks on topics such as Roman Worthing & Surrounds and Harry Peulevé: Worthing’s War-time Spy.

A Victorian Naval Odyssey: John Palmer and his unique log book revealed

Back by popular demand! Join local historian Beth Collard for a fascinating lecture on this unique naval log book from our collections. Discovered by Beth deep within our archives before the pandemic, the book follows Mr John Palmer, a navigator in the Royal Navy from 1860-1884, charting his career and travels from Cambridge to Alexandria, Hawaii and beyond. This talk will be illustrated with unique photographs taken by John, in addition to his beautiful watercolours of ship’s plans and navigation charts from around the world.

Ticket price includes a glass of wine or tea/coffee.

Members pre-sale Tuesday 2 August, 10am
General on-sale Friday 5 August, 10am

To see the full listing of lectures, click HERE.

Choose your date and time:

Thu 17 Nov 2022

6:30 PM