SUES Lectures

All the events listed are either lectures or talks lasting about an hour, held at All Saints Church Hall, Park Road, Southport. The lectures will be held on Fridays at 2:30pm and last for 45 – 60 minutes.

There will be no additional fee for SUES members.


25 FebruaryThe Life and Times of Scarisbrick HallMary Ormsby
24 JuneArt & Industry – Modern Art for the Table and the Harrods Exhibition of 1934Jill Newsham
16 SeptemberCaravaggioFather Leo Daley
28 OctoberThe Family at Scarisbrick Hall 1809/1945Mary Ormsby
9 DecemberGerard Manley HopkinsWill Daunt


15 JanuaryThe World of LichensDr. Alan Potter
12 FebruaryMontaigne – The First Modern Man?John Sharp
5 MarchPrimary Sources: The Norman KingsPeter Firth
26 MarchThe Law of Unintended Consequences: The Rise of the CardinalsPeter Firth
17 SeptemberA. E. Housman – A Shropshire LadChristine Vasey
10 DecemberScience and Psuedo-ScienceDr. Alan Potter


10 JanuaryViolent VolcanoesHazel Clark
6 MarchPharaohs and WarlordsDr. Glenn Godenho
9 NovemberThe Travels of Samuel PepysRoger Mitchell
30 NovemberCelia Fiennes’ Great JourneysRoger Mitchell


12 AprilJane AustenKate O’Leary
26 JulyLuther, Christianity and the Law of Unintended ConsequencesPeter Firth
22 NovemberSouthport’s Nature ReservesDavid Mercer


23 FebruaryPompeiiDr. Paul Lawrence
1 JuneDavid Lewis – Retailer & PhilanthropistJohn Sharp
26 OctoberLife and Death in the Middle AgesPeter Firth


11 FebruaryMoney MattersStuart Sime
4 MarchMedieval Technology in Church HistoryPeter Firth
6 MayJohn Clare: Poet and LoverVal Pedlar
20 JulyShakespeare’s WorldKate O’Leary
14 SeptemberDementiaHazel Fort
9 NovemberIstanbul: Portrait of a CityDr. Paul Lawrence


2 DecemberGold, Frankincense & MyrrhDr. Paul Lawrence