Mackrell Lectures

These lectures take place on Saturday afternoons at 2.30pm.Generally the subject is a historical, cultural or geographical one, often of particular relevance to Dorset and the South West. Click here to see the range of subjects which have been covered.

Tickets are £6 and include a sociable tea. A season ticket for a reserved seat to all 4 lectures is available in advance by sending a cheque for £20 made payable to The Mackrell Charity and sent to 7 Parklea, Sturminster Marshall, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 4DG. Please include a stamped addressed envelope for your ticket to be sent to you. 

Liz York email 01258 857528

Mackrell Lectures for the 2019/20 season

Sat 19th October 2019 – 

'Anglo Saxon Queens'

 by Professor Barbara Yorke


Sat 23rd November 2019- 

'The Two Matildas'

 by Dr Katherine Welkert


Sat 25th January 2020- 

'Henry V' by Professor Anne Curry


Sat 14th March 2020- 

'Queen Anne'   by Ophelia Field

The new Mackrell Lecture Series-

 'Events that Shaped Britain' will begin in October 2020.


The Dee Butterfield Scholarship award will be given at this Lecture. See the scholarship page on this Website if you know any young person who might like to apply for the award.

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