Events

IOMNHAS WINTER PROGRAMME 2020/2021

ALL LECTURES ARE HELD IN THE MANX MUSEUM LECTURE THEATRE, KINGSWOOD GROVE / CRELLIN’S HILL, DOUGLAS
AT 2.30 P.M. FOLLOWED BY TEA

With one exception:              27 March 2021: AGM in the Manx Museum Lecture Theatre at 2.00 pm

Please note this programme has been drawn up on the basis of the current (lack of)  COVID-19 restrictions on gatherings; should the situation change we will advise members by email and also via our web site www.manxantiquarians.com and our FaceBook page www.facebook.com/IsleofManNaturalHistoryandAntiquarianSociety

 

2020

 

Saturday 7 November
Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch - Bryony Manley, Researcher
Manx Marine Megafauna
The local species of whales, dolphins and porpoises seen in Manx waters will be described, how to identify them and where to find them.

Saturday 5 December
Dr Fenella Bazin and Ian Radcliffe
A Century of Change:  trades and occupations in the parish of Ballaugh in the nineteenth century
Was nineteenth-century Ballaugh typical of other Manx rural parishes?  How far was the parish self-sufficient?  While most occupations met everyday needs, a few specialised businesses developed, helping to sustain the economy which had suffered because of widespread emigration in the early 1800s.   Towards the end of the century the coming of the railway transformed the lives of most of the population, signalling the greatest change for many generations.  These are just a few of the stories of some of the people of the mountains and plains of this northern parish.

 

2021

 

Saturday 30 January
Fenella Logan
Maughold Parish Church:  a structural analysis
A bellwether for the Isle of Man’s general prosperity and its relationship with the outside world.

Saturday 27 February
Nigel Crowe
Some Interesting Documents Came to Light:
Assessing the implications of the cache of mid-18th century documents concerning Milntown, identified in 2014 among the Curwen Estate Office papers at Whitehaven Record Office.

Saturday 27 March
Annual General Meeting at 2 pm
Followed by Edmund Southworth and MNH Staff
A Museum that Never Closes:
Accessing Manx heritage information online