1 in 6 English people may be descended from Huguenot refugees. The Huguenots were French Protestants escaping religious persecution from the mid-1500s onwards. In the late 17th century 50,000 settled in this country. In this illustrated talk, Dinah Winch, Director of Medway’s Huguenot Museum will explore where they settled, how they made a new life in England and how they were received. Her focus will be on Kent where most Huguenots first arrived. She will also bring along objects from the Museum’s handling collection.
You can buy a season ticket for all six evening Wigmore Lectures at Wigmore Library for £20. Individual lectures are priced at £4 each, with the Christmas lecture priced at £5 including seasonal refreshments.
Tickets are available in advance by credit card, cheque or cash from the library where the lectures are happening.
Book early to avoid disappointment.
The series is presented by Medway Council’s Arts Development Team in collaboration with Medway Libraries.