John Mather will give an illustrated talk on Sir Thomas Bouch, Cumbria’s largely forgotten engineering genius.Find out more »
Chelsea is the most famous flower show in the world. But what goes on behind the scenes?Find out more »
Nick Barratt will investigate the way genealogy has changed, and why it is more relevant than ever, in the light of the internet and 'Who Do You Think You Are', going behind the scenes of the programme to explore how it’s made and why it’s shown people a different side to the past.Find out more »
Their ability to fly has enabled birds, unlike many other animals, to colonise all corners of the globe. Flight has resulted from millions of years of evolution which has produced some truly fascinating adaptations. This presentation looks at how birds
become airborne, how they travel with minimum expenditure of energy and, from vast soaring eagles to miniscule hummingbirds is illustrated with some of the most spectacular examples from around the world.