Calendar Of Events

Lectures and other Functions for 2014

Our Lectures/Talks begin at 17h30 for 18h00. Unless otherwise indicated entrance is R20.00 per person and includes a glass of wine or fruit juice.

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Jan 29  BRAD WALLACE-BRADLEY: “Voyages aboard the 'RSA' to the Southern Oceans” Some of Brad's slides taken on voyages 40 years ago to the SANAE base on the Princess Martha coast in the King Haakon Vll Sea, Antarctica.
March 26  BOET DOMMISSE: “St Francis Church – its 200 year History,Architecture and Artefacts” An illustrated lecture with musical interlude.  NOTE:  The lecture will be in St Francis Church (alongside the Museum) and will be followed by the launch of the book “The Six Saints of Simon's Town”   Admission by donation.
April 30  DAVID ERICKSON: “Exploring the Harbour Breakwater Lighthouse” followedbythe ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE SIMON'S TOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY  No admission charge.
May 28 ROGER SMITH:  “Dawn of the Age of Dinosaurs in Antarctica”  The aim of the project Roger will be talking about intends to find out more about how terrestrial tetrapods managed to survive the End-Permian mass extinction and flourish in the Antarctic portion of southern Gondwana during the Triassic Period. (Postponed from 2013)
July 30 PATRICK CARDWELL: “Seabirding out of Simon's Town” Patrick is a Bird Life SA Specialist Guide who has personally seen nearly all Southern Africa's bird species, the balance of which comprise vagrants still on his wanted list!
Feb 26  'DUMPS' WILLIS MEMORIAL LECTURE: JAMES WILLIS shares personal recollections of his father as a book collector.
June 25 DAPHNE WESSELO: Power Point presentation of her “Trip to Israel” followed by the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE FRIENDS OF THE SIMON'S TOWN MUSEUM  No admission charge.
Aug 27  CHRIS MOLYNEUX: “From the Hearse's Mouth!” An interesting look at funerals over the past 200 years.

Sept 24 MARTIN FINE:  We regret to advise that this lecture has been cancelled due to Heritage Day activities at the Museum.

Oct 29  UTE SEEMANN: “The Skeletons of the S.A. Police Museum at Muizenberg”  Experts have traced the origins of the skeletons found  to the period between 1850 and 1870.

Nov 26 HERB FARROW: “The Delville Wood Memorial” and the founding of the War Graves Commission in which Rudyard Kipling was also involved.

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