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The Lovell Lectures - 2018
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The Lovell Lectures at the Donnison School






Public Talks 1.00pm -3.00pm


Admission £3.00, Members £2.50 - Homemade refreshments included .


Monday 26th  February  1.00 pm - 3.00pm 

Beer Street and Gin Lane: By Stuart Miller


Monday 26th   March 1.00 pm - 3.00pm

The History of Rock Lodge 1790 - 1870 : By Bill Greenwell


Monday 30th   April  1.00 pm - 3.00pm   

Amy Robsart's little trip: By Stuart Miller


Monday 21st  May 1.00 pm - 3.00pm  

A trip  down The River Wear from Wear Head to Roker Pier: By George Nairn


Monday 25th  June  1.00 pm - 3.00pm

The History of Rock Lodge 1870 -1970: By Bill Greenwell


Monday 30th   July  1.00 pm - 3.00pm

The Torrens - The Greatest Tall Ship: By Jack Curtis


Monday 24th September 1.00 pm - 3.00pm               

Sunderland In 1831:  By Bill Greenwell


Monday 29th  October  1.00 pm - 3.00pm

You click the button, we do the rest! Photographs as Historical Evidence:

By Stuart Miller


Monday 26th  November  1.00 pm - 3.00pm

Stand By Your Beds! National Service Conscription: By Jack Curtis


Monday 3rd  December 1.00pm - 3.00pm                   

The Northern Saints: By Carol Elva Carlyon







Upcoming Events

Mary Ann Cotton Sunderland's Angel of Death

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND Come along and enjoy an atmospheric night of insight and intrigue into the dastardly deeds of the most notorious female mass murderer Mary Ann Cotton, Sunderland's angel of death. Listen to the sad tale of her life and time

Friday 23 February 2018

Beer Street and Gin Lane

1.00pm Historian Stuart Miller will expound William Hogarth's Beer Street and Gin Lane illustrations of 1751, depicting negligence, poverty and dea

Monday 26 February 2018

International Women's Day Reflections and Light. 1.30pm

International Women's Day celebrates the achievements of women across the world. Often the most influential women in our lives are those nearest to us. Come along and share the impact made by women on your life and create a remembrance tea light

Thursday 08 March 2018

Amy Robsart's little trip

On the 8 September 1560 Amy Robsart the first wife of Robert Dudley was found dead at the foot of a staircase with a broken neck. Did she fall by accident or suicide or was she pushed?By Stuart Miller

Monday 30 April 2018

A trip down The River Wear from Wear Head to Roker Pier

By George Nairn

Monday 21 May 2018

OPEN DAY: Sunderland History Fair

Saturday 2nd June 10.00am - 4.00pm Sunderland Heritage Forum's History Fair, which brings together all aspects of local and regional heritage at The Quayside Exchange this year. The Donnison will be open for refreshments and a tour around our Geo

Saturday 02 June 2018

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