Non-members are welcome and tea/coffee will be available to buy at the Theatre bar.

Saturday 17 March 2018 2:30pm - Chris Lloyd: King Henry the Ninth and the Spark of Ingenuity: 150 Years of Darlington Borough Council. How a megalomaniac maverick took on the Quaker elite of Darlington and successfully won the town its own council and MP. He caused the Pease Party immense embarrassment as they resorted to underhand and corrupt methods to keep him out of Parliament. It may be subtitled "the Donald of Darlo"

Saturday 14 April 2018 2:30pm - Dr Adrian Green: New College, Durham - the conversion of Durham Cathedral into a university in the 1650s.

Saturday 12 May 2018 2:30pm - Dr Alex Brown: Recession and Recovery in County Durham, 1400- 1640.

Saturday 8 September 2018 2:30pm - Debbie Smith: James Losh’s Diaries: What they tell us about weather and life in early nineteenth century Newcastle.

Saturday 6 October 2018 2:30pm - David Butler: Turnpike Trustee Tantrums: The West Auckland and Darlington Turnpike in the 1780s.

Saturday 10 November 2018 2:30pm - Dr John Banham: Behind The Lines: A film about Spennymoor’s contribution to medical services in the Great War.

Previous Talks

Talks Venue: The City Theatre, Fowler’s Yard, Back Silver Street, Durham City DH1 3RA. Durham Dramatic Society bought this building at the bottom of the Indoor Market in 1950 as club rooms in which to rehearse and converted it into a theatre in 1986.

Access to the theatre on foot is via Walkergate (steps from the Market Place or Claypath), via steps from Silver Street (next to Cottons) or by lift from Durham Market Hall (near the cafe). Parking is available in Freeman’s Place or in the multi storey Walkergate and Prince Bishops’ car parks.

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