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August 2015
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EXHIBITION: Waterloo and the March of Science

August 4 - December 3
The Herschel Museum of Astronomy,
19 New King Street, Bath, Somerset BA1 2BL United Kingdom
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Until 3 December An exhibition commemorating the Bi-Centenary of the Battle of Waterloo. Bath Astronomer William Herschel visited Napoleon and the Empress Josephine in Paris during the fragile Peace of Amiens in 1801, and the Waterloo and the March of Science exhibition both examines the impact of the Napoleonic Wars at local level and questions how science and technology responded to the culmination of nearly two decades of war with France.  The exhibition also explores the social history of the…

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September 2015
£8

‘Surviving Waterloo’, the film! – Richard Heffer

September 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Mission Theatre,
32 Corn Street, Bath, Avon BA1 1UF United Kingdom
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Tuesday 15 September 2.00pm at The Mission Theatre, 32 Corn Street, Bath BA1 1UF The 1970 Russian/Italian film production of Waterloo was one of the most lavish and costly epics of its day.  Richard Heffer, alias Captain Alexander Cavalié Mercer, spent months on location in the Ukraine and gives a fascinating insight into the logistical problems as well as the inevitable historical blunders. Tickets £8 from Bath Box Office T: 01225 463362  image attached

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£8

‘With England’s happiness proclaim Europa’s Liberty’: Writers’ reactions to Waterloo from Keats to McGonagall

September 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Museum of Bath Architecture,
The Countess of Huntingdon's Chapel, The Vineyards, Paragon, Bath, Somerset BA1 5NA United Kingdom
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The Romantics – those belonging to both the hopeful and hopeless camps as well as those in between – found rich pickings from Napoleon’s defeat, which also inspired later writers. This talk will offer a series of close readings of texts which have the power to raise eyebrows even when at their most lowbrow. Giuseppe Albano is Curator of the Keats-Shelley House, Rome. Tickets £8 from Bath Box Office T:  01225 463362

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October 2015

Heritage Open Week events

October 24 - November 1
The Herschel Museum of Astronomy,
19 New King Street, Bath, Somerset BA1 2BL United Kingdom
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Free to local residents with a valid Discovery Card. Suitable for children aged 5-11 Make a cameo of yourself Wednesday 28 October 1.00 – 3.00pm A red wax cameo of William Herschel can be seen in our collection. Why not try making your own version with modelling clay? In the session, we will take and print a photograph of your profile for you to work from. Then you can frame your work of art to take home. Space Lego fun…

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Heritage Open Week Events

October 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Herschel Museum of Astronomy,
19 New King Street, Bath, Somerset BA1 2BL United Kingdom
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Free to local residents with a valid Discovery Card. Suitable for children aged 5-11 Make a cameo of yourself Wednesday 28 October 1.00 – 3.00pm A red wax cameo of William Herschel can be seen in our collection. Why not try making your own version with modelling clay? In the session, we will take and print a photograph of your profile for you to work from. Then you can frame your work of art to take home. Space Lego fun…

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November 2015
£6

Lecture: Visualising Waterloo: Image and the memory of the Battle

November 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Museum of Bath Architecture,
The Countess of Huntingdon's Chapel, The Vineyards, Paragon, Bath, Somerset BA1 5NA United Kingdom
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Our guest speaker is Dr Matthew Shaw,  Curator of the Americas and Australasian Collection at the British Library Monday 2 November  6.00pm at The Museum of Bath Architecture Tickets £6 from the Herschel Museum of Astronomy 01225 446865, or available on the door

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