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Members who came to Greenwich in January will be pleased to know that the restoration is on schedule the completed area of the Painted Hall where Admiral Lord Nelson laid in state and will reopen to the public in early May. TNS member Dr Eugene Rasor was in London last week from the USA. I was able to arrange for a small group of us to accompany Eugene up the scaffolding. For those of us who had been before it was really interesting to see the restoration so near to completion to compare what we had seen in January and be able to talk with the restorers at work. We after had a pleasant lunch then Eugene and Elizabeth Baker did the Royal Tour of the ORNC whilst the rest of us took in The Caricatures at the NMM before all meeting for a lengthy teatime in The Meantime Brewery. Eugene sends his best wishes to all TNS members and hopes to be back soon.
We have been invited to be involved in The Immortal Memory in January 2014 at The ORNC and plans are already in hand.
There is a ‘Jane Austen and the Navy: Archive Event’ on June 27th from 18.45 to 19.45 in the NMM Seminar Room. There are possibly lectures in July at The Royals Museum ahead of ‘Nelson, Navy, Nation 1688-1815’ which will open on October 21st. When I have more details I will post them on the website. I went to a very interesting evening in the Caird Library for members and saw Nelson documents that I had not seen before.
On Saturday June 1st 2013 there is a London and SE day out in Merton lead by TNS member Michael Ford: see details in TND or on the website.
The Nile Clumps/ Highclere Castle visit on July 31st/August 1st 2013 for TNS members. I have already had bookings the visit. We may possibly be having a presentation on the evening of July 31st as well which will be good. We given an Oak tree grown by TNS member Michael Ford to plant in Highclere Park as Lord Nelson’s last steps on English soil were in Hampshire. Sadly due the very inclement weather we have had to plant the tree a couple of weeks ago without Dr Nick Slope or members there. We will however see the tree and unveil its plaque when at Highclere Castle in July 2013.
Lastly The Nelson Society have been invited by Dr Kevin Fewster, Director of the Royals Museum to make a Day visit in late November 2013, at the Royals Museum to see the newly opened Nelson, Navy Nation Gallery. This is likely to be a very extraordinary event from tentative plans in hand from The Royals Museum. The details will be on the website shortly or members can let me know they are interested and I will post details and a booking form as soon as available.
I hope to see some members at the summer events arranged and in the Autumn I hope we will have the visit to the London Guilds. My thanks to Michael Ford for giving us The Nelson Oak to plant in Hampshire and for arranging the Merton day out for us all.
A message from Genevieve:
Institute of Historical Research
Circuits of Knowledge: The Royal Navy and the Caribbean, 1756-1815
At 5.15pm March 5th 2013 in the Bedford Room,
University of London, Senate House,
London WC1E 7HU
Ring 0208 312 6716 for more information.
The Royals Museum, Greenwich
In July 2013 at The Royals Museum, Greenwich there will be a series of lectures entitled ‘Nelson Navy Nation’ to complement the new gallery Nelson Navy Nation which will open on October 21st 2013.
Jane Austen and the Navy!
2013 marks the bicentenary of Jane Austen and the Royals Museums are marking it with a series of lectures on Thursdays March 7th – April 11th, 11am to 13.00 in their lecture hall. The cost is 8.00 pounds per lecture or 48.00 for the series. For details contact Royals Museum on 02083126716
Lastly Broadsides has been extended in NMM until April 30th 2013 – it is free.