Events for adults and young people

Life in Hatton Hospital: Warwick County Lunatic Asylum

  • Wednesday 28 April 8pm – 9pm
  • Cost: £3*

Join us for this virtual talk on the Hatton Asylum archives at Warwickshire County Records Office. The history of the Hatton Asylum provides an insight into how the Victorians treated the mentally ill. Records held at the Record Office chart the establishment, running and expansion of the asylum. Learn more about this intriguing collection in this talk illustrated with extracts of documents in the collections.

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When Warwickshire Nearly Died

  • Tuesday 25 May 2021 8pm - 9pm
  • Cost: £3*

Join us for this virtual talk looking at some of the geological specimens at Market Hall Museum.

A look at two mass extinctions and recovery of life that affected our county, roughly 250 and 200 million years ago. As illustrated by our displays and specimens from the geological collection with Jon Radley, curator of natural sciences.

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Austin Healey Motor Company

  • Wednesday 9 June 8pm - 9.15pm
  • Cost: £3*

Join us for this virtual talk on the archives of the Donald Healey Motor Company, now part of an exhibition at Market Hall Museum.

The Donald Healey Motor Company is best remembered for the world famous Austin Healey sports cars but did you know that the company was based in Warwick? Rob Eyre, Senior Archivist explores the history of the company and its founder Donald Healey, with reference to the archive material now held at the County Record Office.

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*You will be sent a link via email on the day of the event. The link will take you to the event, which will be run using Microsoft Teams. You do not need to have Teams downloaded on your device, you can access the event in your web browser.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions after the talk. Questions can be typed into the Q&A box at any point during the event but may not be answered until the end.

Live subtitles are available.