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The Arts Society Betchworth – Change of Date!

OUR SEPTEMBER 2022 LECTURE IN BETCHWORTH VILLAGE MEMORIAL HALL (AND AT HOME BY ZOOM) FOR MEMBERS AND VISITORS

A FASCINATING HOUR

If you are not a member (we are recruiting new members now) do come as a visitor either to the hall or by Zoom. Zooming is not complicated and we provide easy to follow instructions.

CHARLES DARWIN AND THE VOYAGE OF HMS BEAGLE ON TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 20TH  at 2.30 pm

In 1831  Charles Darwin and Captain Robert FitzRoy, the commander of HMS Beagle, embarked on their celebrated voyage which enabled Darwin to collect vital evidence for his ground-breaking publication ‘On the Origin of Species’.

FitzRoy paid for two artists, Augustus Earle and Conrad Martens, to paint the people and places encountered, and these images underpin the series of sensational seafaring stories.

OUR LECTURER JAMES TAYLOR  studied at the Universities of St Andrews and Manchester, and is a former curator of paintings, drawings and prints,  at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. He is  also a lecturer and ships’ historian on board cruise ships. His lectures are always enthusiastically received by our members.

Join us in Betchworth, or by zoom from your home, on Tuesday, September 20th at 2.30 pm for this stimulating, illustrated lecture. It is free for members but do come as a visitor for £5.

Email Christine Smart or ring 01737 841597.

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Location: Betchworth Memorial Hall or via zoom
Contact: See details above