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October 2017

African Brew Ha-Ha – the search for the ultimate cup of tea

October 3 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Queen’s Hall, Keswick School + Google Map

Alan Whelan tells the story of his 14,000 mile motorcycle journey through Africa.

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Exploring Unclimbed Peaks in Kyrgyzstan

October 17 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Queen’s Hall, Keswick School + Google Map

Chris Harling talks about exploring unclimbed peaks in Kyrgyzstan with a group of novice alpine climbers

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The Making of the British Landscape

October 31 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Queen’s Hall, Keswick School + Google Map

How much do we know about the place we call ‘home’? Nicholas Crane is an English geographer, explorer, writer and broadcaster. Since 2004 he has written and presented four notable television series for BBC Two: Coast, Great British Journeys, Map Man and Town.

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November 2017

The Keswick Mass Trespass of 1887

November 14 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Queen’s Hall, Keswick School + Google Map

On Saturday 1st October 1887 two thousand people gathered in the centre of Keswick. They tore down barriers which had been erected by the landowner and marched to the top of Latrigg in a mass trespass. They were claiming the right of ascent to the Lake District fells. The trespass resulted in a court case in Carlisle the following year. Roy Ellis' talk will explore the background to the trespass, the results of the court case and the role of Canon Rawnsley.

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Sir Thomas Bouch, Cumbria’s Forgotten Engineering Genius

November 28 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Queen’s Hall, Keswick School + Google Map

John Mather will give an illustrated talk on Sir Thomas Bouch, Cumbria’s largely forgotten engineering genius.

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