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(details of some of our past lectures can be seen HERE)

£3 entrance, to include refreshments

2023/24 Public Lectures - everyone welcome

7:30 pm, Tuesday 26 September 2023
Rowen Memorial Hall

Joan Prime, biologist and horticulturalist:

'Aliens and invaders'

A talk about non-native plant species and their effects on

biodiversity and the environment.

7:30 pm, Monday 30 October 2023
Rowen Memorial Hall

Charles Hawkins

'Madagascar - the land that time forgot'

A lecture about the speaker's recent visit and the island's ecology,

environment and economy.

7:30 pm, Tuesday 14 November 2024

Church of St Grwst, Llanrwst

POSTPONED to 16 January 2024

due to illness

2:30 pm, Tuesday 16 January 2024
Church of St Grwst, Llanrw

Dr Elizabeth Green, Senior Curator for Wales, National Trust

'The work of 'Friends of Friendless Churches''

Dr Green, a Trustee of this national organisation, will describe its work

caring for abandoned churches throughout England and Wales.

2:30 pm, Tuesday 20 February 2024

Rowen Memorial Hall

Rob Collister MBE
‘Over the hills and far away - a life in mountains’

The famous local climber, mountain guide and environmentalist will reflect

on his career climbing and exploring in remote places around the world.

7:30 pm, Thursday 21 March 2024
Rowen Memorial Hall

Dr Marc Collinson and Dr Mari William, Bangor University

'Atomic Structures: how North Wales' nuclear power stations

impacted people and places'

Two social historians from the School of History, Law and Social Sciences will

describe their research into community attitudes to nuclear power.

7:30 pm, Tuesday 16 April 2024
Church of St Grwst, Llanrw

Naomi Jones, Eryri National Park

'Managing heritage assets of the Eryri National Park'

The Park's Head of Cultural Heritage will describe some of the Park's

important heritage assets and how they are managed.

7:30 pm, Monday 20 May 2024
Llanbedr and Tal-y-bont Memorial Hall

Elisabeth Parfitt, Conwy Archives

'Herbert Luck North - the Arts and Craft style in Conwy County'

This lecture will look at the life of the distinguished architect, his buildings,

and the records of his local work held in the Conwy archives.


7:30 pm, Thursday 20 June 2024
Rowen Memorial Hall

Edward Hiller, Managing Director, The Mostyn Estates

'The Mostyn Estates'

On the history, work and management of the Mostyn Estates.

6:30 pm, Thursday 4 July 2024
Rowen Memorial Hall

Reception and AGM

(For meetings in Rowen, if possible, please park on the roadside opposite the flagpole,

to avoid congestion in the car park - many thanks).

Any last minute changes to the published programme will appear on this page.  In the event of extreme weather, a meeting may be cancelled – please check the website

or ask a member of the committee, preferably by phone.

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