Talks Programme

The Friends group have built up a high class reputation for attracting the best historical speakers / writers in the country. Past speakers have included David Starkey (our patron), Alison Weir, Philippa Gregory, Mary S. Lovell, Kate Williams, Suzannah Lipscomb, Jonathan Foyle, Tessa Dunlop and many other top writers and speakers on all aspects of history. We are proud of this standing and will aim to provide the best available in our quarterly programme of speaker events.

Speaker programme for 2017

Another excellent speaker programme for this year. Hope you like it!

Saturday July 15th 2017 2.30pm Dr. David Starkey

Our Patron returns for another spellbinding talk. This time the politics of Henry VIII compared to the Modern times. Henry VIII is the only king whose shape you remember. He bestrides our history like a colossus and the decisions he took still reverberate today. The Reformation is the first Brexit; his ministers devised the doctrine of parliamentary sovereignty and his tumultuous personal life pitted religion against politics as brutally as in our own age of Isis. In this lecture David Starkey draws on his unique knowledge of Henry’s reign on the one hand, and his insights as a leading commentator on modern politics on the other, to illuminate both the Tudor age and our own.

Please note for this event only, Non Members attending must be accompanied by Members. Price of tickets for this event are £10.00 Members and £12.00 Non Members

At least one more speaker event is to be announced for later in the year. As soon as confirmation is to hand, details will be inserted here.

All events will be held at The Annexe Room-upstairs, The Central United Reformed Church, 60 Norfolk Street Sheffield S1 2JB (facing the Crucible theatre).The price of these talks will now be £8 Members £10 Non Members except David Starkey which is + £2 more

All cheques payable to “Friends of Sheffield Manor Lodge” together with a SAE please– post to:

FOSML  6 Hawkshead Avenue. Dronfield Woodhouse, DRONFIELD, Derbyshire. S18 8NB

David Templeman Chairman – General enquiries, tickets for events and outings-

email –                    Phone 01246 415497

We are offering an extra facility to purchase tickets by allowing Members to purchase by Bank Transfer and collect tickets on the day in your name. This will save postage 2 ways on behalf of our members. Our Bank details are: HSBC bank Sort Code: 40-41-07 Account No: 52064553. No need to check or reserve-we will advise everyone when events are filling up. You must email us when you have paid so we can allocate tickets before the bank statement arrives.

David Starkey

FOSML Speaker

FOSML Mary Tudor