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Event Category: Talks and Tours

Talk: Waves and Lighthouses

January 23rd 2018

Lecture Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AA Dr Alison Raby from the University of Plymouth’s School of Engineering shines a light on how Civil Engineers are helping to keep our seas safe. Using exciting research from the ongoing STORMLAMP project, Dr Raby will reveal the impact waves have on lighthouses across the British Isles. This research is […]

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The Box Hard Hat Tours – January 2018 – Fully Booked

January 26th 2018

Tour 1: 1pm to 1.45pm Tour 2: 2pm to 2.45pm The Box Construction Site, (Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery), Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AJ Join a representative from Willmott Dixon, the building contractors for The Box, Plymouth, for a special hard hat tour of the construction site. Participants must be able to walk up flights […]

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Guided Walk: Smeaton’s Tower and the Eddystone Light

January 31st 2018 - February 10th 2018

Smeaton’s Tower, Hoe Road, Plymouth PL1 2NZ Wednesday 31 January, 10.30am to 11.20pm Wednesday 31 January, 11.30am to 12.20pm Saturday 10 February, 1pm to 1.50pm Saturday 10 February, 2pm to 2.50pm Since 1698 the formidable Eddystone Rocks have been illuminated by a lighthouse. Discover more about the history and innovation of the four lighthouses that lit the way, including the ones that […]

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Talk: New City, New Election – Representing Plymouth in 1918

February 6th 2018

Plymouth Athenaeum, Derry’s Cross, Plymouth PL1 2SW Dr Judith Rowbotham from the University of Plymouth marks the centenary of the Representation of the People Act. Find out how a newly amalgamated Plymouth was impacted in 1918 by the first election to feature universal male suffrage and selective female suffrage. £2 per person. Advance booking advised via Eventbrite or pay […]

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Bite Size: Stonehouse Public Art

February 14th 2018

Meet us on Durnford Street by the junction with Admiralty Street, Stonehouse, Plymouth PL1 3RH Come and find out more about public artworks that link Stonehouse with Sherlock Holmes and the Royal William Yard with a Royal Navy diet. Free. No need to book.

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Family Hard Hat Tour – February 2018 – Fully Booked

February 16th 2018

The Box Construction Site, (Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery), Tavistock Place, Plymouth PL4 8AJ Join staff from The Box and Willmott Dixon for a special hard hat tour of our construction site just for families. Discover how our building contractors are transforming the space and what objects will be going into The Box when it opens in 2020. Please meet […]

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Talk: Safe Spaces and Claimed Places: An Exploration of LGBT Representation in Plymouth

February 20th 2018

Plymouth Athenaeum, Derry’s Cross, Plymouth PL1 2SW Alan Butler, founder of the LGBT Plymouth Archive which was developed from our 2012 ‘Pride in our Past’ exhibition, considers LGBT spaces in Plymouth. What is the relationship between LGBT identity and its capacity to be signified, performed and developed in certain places in our city? This talk is part of LGBT History Month. […]

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The Box Hard Hat Tours – February 2018

February 23rd 2018

Tour 1: 1pm to 1.45pm Tour 2: 2pm to 2.45pm The Box Construction Site, (Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery), Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AJ Join a representative from Willmott Dixon, the building contractors for The Box, Plymouth, for a special hard hat tour of the construction site. Participants must be able to walk up flights […]

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Guided Walk: Drake’s Reservoir

February 24th 2018

Drake’s Place, Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AA  Join a member of The Box team on a stroll around Drake’s Place, a legacy from the original water source that supplied Plymouth. Discover the history behind this city centre oasis and its importance to Plymouth’s development. This is one of our ICE 200 events marking the bicentenary of the founding […]

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Talk: Taming the Sea: Breakwaters, Seawalls and Beyond

March 6th 2018

Lecture Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AA Dr Dave Simonds and Dr Martin Borthwick from the University of Plymouth’s School of Engineering reveal how modern civil engineering is tackling the problem of protecting coastal communities from the sea. Using the ongoing research undertaken by the University’s COAST Research Group and their experience from working in the field, […]

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