From exhibitions, to cider making and tourism in the 1960s our free talks cover a huge variety of Jersey’s heritage.
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Discover some of Jersey’s stories with our free talks about the famous and infamous, iconic places and memorable moments.
Ice Age Island – three talks with Dr Matt Pope from UCL and a talk from Dr Chantal Conneller on the Engraved Plaquettes
The Defence of Jersey – Explore the Defence of Jersey through the Island’s forts and towers
La Moye Quarry – the story of the quary and its impact on the Island’s industrial landscape
Tourism – discover the heady days of tourism
Small Boat, Big Story – the role of Diana in the St Malo evacuation
Claude Cahun – artist and activist
Votes for Women – women’s suffrage movement
Treasure of the Archive – discover some of the items at Jersey Archive
Jersey Evening Post Photographic Archive – take a closer look at some of these memorable images
Ice age Island with Dr Matt Pope
Dr Matt Pope FSA MCIfA is the Principal Research Fellow in Palaeolithic Archaeology and Senior Geoarchaeologist at UCL.
1. La Manche Neanderthals.
A Quick Tour of Ice Age Sites from Jersey and North-West France Dr Matt Pope will introduce you to some of the key Neanderthal sites from the region, including La Cotte de St Brelade, and will explore why the record is so rich and what we might be missing under the waves.
2. Earth Day webinar
Return to La Cotte: Protecting the Record of Ice Age Jersey from Climate Change. To mark Earth Day on 22 April, Dr Matt Pope gave a talk on protecting the record of Ice Age Jersey at La Cotte de St Brelade
3. Island Neanderthals: 10 Years Investigating Jersey’s Exceptional Ice Age Archaeology (Jan 2020)
A focus on Jersey’s record, why it is so exceptional and thinking about future discoveries and what we are still to learn about the Island’s deep Ice Age past.
Ice Age Island – Engraved Plaquettes with Dr Chantal Conneller
Dr Chantal Conneller of Newcastle University takes a closer look at the engraved schist plaquettes – said to be the earliest art in the British Isles – recovered from Les Varines and the analysis that has done using scientific methods to explore the production of designs, and use and deposition of the stones.
The Defence of Jersey
Join our Head of Historic Buildings, Roger Hills as he explores the Defence of Jersey through the Island’s forts and towers. This 30 min talk will focus on the period from 1700 to 1850.
La Moye Quarry
A short 10 min talk on the story of the quarry and the legacy it left on the Island’s industrial landscape.
Join curator Lucy Layton to take a tour of Jersey's tourism history
Diana – Small Boat, Big Story
It’s been 80 years since a fleet of small boats left Jersey to rescue soldiers and civilians from German forces in St Malo and heritage boat Diana played a role in this operation. In this talk, historian Doug Ford talks about this rescue, Diana’s other stories and the importance of keeping these heritage boats in the water.
Thirty years ago on 30 May, the States of Jersey decriminalised homosexuality. In this talk, hear about one of Jersey’s LGBT citizens and artists, Claude Cahun.
the story of votes for women
Archives and Collections Director, Linda Romeril, gives a talk about the development of the law supporting women in, the women's suffrage movement leading to the change in the law allowing women to vote in Jersey.
Treasures of Jersey Archive
jersey evening post photographic archive