Lectures and talks

Illustrated on-line talks replace face-to-face lectures until the epidemic restrictions permit.

You can register for the next lecture using the link in the Lecture description below

See also the Thursday evening AAG programme Here

Our lectures are free but if you wish to contribute towards our running cost then you can donate Here .  If you are not a BAS member, the benefits of membership and an opportunity to join online can be found Here.
Lectures are free and in normal times held one Saturday each month in the County Museum, Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP starting at 2.30pm and lasting about one hour plus time for discussion. Refreshments are available after the event.

Saturday 27 November: Discovering Buckinghamshire’s Museum Gardens
Speaker: Claire de Carle, Garden Historian and Vice Chair of Bucks Garden Trust

Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust have been researching historic parks and gardens of local importance for the last eight years and the resulting reports totalling nearly one hundred are available to view on our website. These reports include three museum gardens: The County Museum, Aylesbury (Ceeley House, home to BAS) High Wycombe (Castle Hill house, former Chair Museum), and The Cowper & Newton Museum in Olney. In addition, we will look at the herb garden at The Amersham Museum and the period gardens that have been re-created at the Chiltern Open Air Museum at Chalfont St Giles.


Saturday 8 January 2022:  Chilterns Beacons of the Past Project
Speaker: Wendy Morrison
Wendy will cover some recent exciting discoveries by the Beacons of the Past project.

Saturday 12th February: Needle making in Long Crendon: a forgotten
Bucks industry
Speaker:  Julian Hunt, Society President

BAS lectureAn extinct craft industry in the historic village
of Long Crendon.




Register now for this online lecture Here  (We will email the Zoom meeting invitation to you).

Saturday March 12th: The Man Who Conjured the Devil into A Boot
Speaker: Sir John Schorne


Saturday April 9th: Power, Patronage and Poaching: The Medieval Royal Forest in Buckinghamshire
Speaker: Andy Ford, BAS Council member

forest mapMedieval laws for the preservation and protection
of Royal hunting rights in the ‘forests’
of Buckinghamshire.





Saturday May 21st: The Museum Buildings in Aylesbury
Speaker: Sarah Grey



Saturday July 9th: Stowe’s State Rooms Restored
Speaker: Anna McEvoy, House Custodian, SHPT


On-line illustrated talks will continue as long as the epidemic restrictions on normal ‘gatherings’ continue, so watch this website’s home page for details.


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