Events

We hold events throughout the year at Dr Jenner’s House, Museum and Garden. To book, please contact the Museum Office on info@edwardjenner.co.uk or 01453 810631. You can also book online using WeGotTickets (please note booking fee applies).

Evening events usually take place in the Old Cyder House Conference Centre. Free parking is available in the museum car park. Doors open 30 minutes before the advertised start time.

Discovering Georgian Berkeley

Thursday 22nd June, 7-9pm

Let us take you back to Georgian Berkeley in the company of local historian, Peter Yardley. Setting out from The Chantry, a building with a particularly famous Georgian resident, Peter will lead a twilight tour of the historic town of Berkeley, looking at the development of the town in the 1800s and its surprising industrial past. After the tour, we’ll regroup at The Chantry, now Dr Jenner’s House, Museum and Garden, for well-deserved refreshments.

Tickets must be booked in advance.

Tickets cost £7.50.

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Contact the Museum Office on 01453 810631 or email info@edwardjenner.co.uk.

John Trevisa: Champion of the English Language

Wednesday 28 June, 2:30pm

John Trevisa, c1342-1402, an almost exact contemporary of Geoffrey Chaucer, did for prose translation what Chaucer did for poetry: he showed that English was not just the language of peasantry. Cornish by birth, he came to Berkeley in about 1379 as personal chaplain to Thomas IV Lord Berkeley, who commissioned him to translate into English a carefully chosen selection of Latin works. In this talk David Smith, Berkeley Castle Archivist, will separate truth from legend and illustrate Trevisa’s achievements with quotations from his works.

Tickets cost £5.00.

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Contact the Museum Office on 01453 810631 or email info@edwardjenner.co.uk.

Preservation and Conservation Fundraiser

Saturday 8th July, 12:30-3:30pm 

Help us keep our books safe for future generations!

We are the custodians of many important and interesting books and we have a duty to keep them in as good a condition as possible. Some of our older books require conservation and packaging to keep them safe in storage.

To help us raise funds for this important work, we would like to invite you to join us for a cup of tea or coffee and of course a slice of cake!

We will also be offering attic and garden tours.

All proceeds go towards our crucial book conservation work.

Contact the Museum Office on 01453 810631 or email info@edwardjenner.co.uk for more information.

Stand and Deliver! Highwaymen in Gloucestershire

Wednesday 26 July, 7:30pm

Highwaymen bask in the reputation of being loveable, gallant rogues but this talk traces the historical development of these villains, who often carried out terrible crimes. Looking at the ‘Golden Age of Highwaymen’ and their impact on folk literature, art and song, the talk leads to tales of some dashing highwaymen of Gloucestershire and, finally, the decline of the Gentleman of the Road.

Tickets cost £5.00.

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Contact the Museum Office on 01453 810631 or email info@edwardjenner.co.uk.