History & Heritage

Grimsthorpe Lecture Series

21st Sep 2023
26th Oct 2023

Book an evening with leading researchers and authors at Grimsthorpe Castle - part of the Grimsthorpe Lecture Series.

On Thursday 21st September, spend an evening with Dr James Wright, Triskele Heritage. Hailing from Staffordshire, James has been involved with the world of archaeology for over twenty years and has worked in several areas of the heritage sector with experience as a field archaeologist, conservation stonemason, community archaeologist, and historic stone specialist, to name a few.

James' lecture will articulate the full range of ways in which castles can be researched using real-world fieldwork case studies. 

The last of the lecture series for 2023 is an evening with Dr Barbara Cooke, senior lecturer at Loughborough University. Dr Barbara Cooke is a specialist in twentieth-century literature, teaches crime writing as part of the Creaitve Writing MA and is co-executive editor of Oxford University Press' 'Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh'. 

Barbara's lecture is entitled 'Civilised Murder: the country house in twentieth-century novels' and it follows the representation of the country house in crime, mystery and supernatural novels from the beginning of the late Victorian ear to the present day. 

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opening times

An evening with Dr James Wright
Thursday 21st September, 18:30 - 20:00
An evening with Dr Barbara Cooke
Thursday 26th October, 18:30 - 20:00

Doors open at 18:00. Talks take place in The Chapel at Grimsthorpe Castle. 

Each talk will last approximately one hour, with time at the end for questions from the audience. 

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Season Ticket holders get 10% off two tickets with their unique promotional code. 

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Grimsthorpe Castle Park & Gardens



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Grimsthorpe Castle

Grimsthorpe Castle is a majestic structure with its central courtyard and extensive parkland of great antiquity retaining its original glory