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 the links below (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.


The Enlightened Mr Parkinson
Wednesday 25 April, 7:30pm

parkinsonJames Parkinson is now remembered for his 1817 Essay on the Shaking Palsy which first defined the condition we now know as Parkinson’s Disease. More than this he was a surgeon, geologist, vaccinator and political activist who put his own life on the line when he became embroiled in a supposed plot to kill King George III. In this talk Dr Cherry Lewis will examine the many achievements of this most remarkable man.

Please note that the B4066 into Berkeley will be closed from 7pm on the night of the talk. Please see here for more details and a diversion route.

Tickets £5.

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‘The Villager’s Friend and Physician’ by James Parkinson. Credit: Wellcome CollectionCC BY


Lord Kelvin and his legacy to atmospheric science
Wednesday 23 May, 7:30pm

William Thomson, Baron KelvinLord Kelvin is amongst the most famous scientists ever, contributing hugely to physics and development of the so-called Victorian internet. His atmospheric work, though, is unappreciated. This talk by Dr Karen Aplin, University of Oxford, will cover his summer 1859 fieldwork on Arran, when Kelvin may have unwittingly encountered the strongest known solar storm.

Please note that the B4066 into Berkeley will be closed from 7pm on the night of the talk. Please see here for more details and a diversion route.

Tickets £5.

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‘William Thomson, Baron Kelvin. Photograph.’ . Credit: Wellcome CollectionCC BY


Port to Port: An Historical Journey the Length and Breadth of the Sharpness to Gloucester Canal
Wednesday 20 June, 7:30pm

Gloucester Docks at NightIn this talk, Paul Barnett will lead us as we follow the fortunes of Gloucestershire’s waterborne trade via its famous ship canal. Starting at Sharpness we’ll head northwards on an historic journey until eventually ‘hoveing too’ in the city’s historic dock.

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Image of “Gloucester Docks at Night” is by Saffron Blaze and licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0


Forthcoming talks

Tickets aren’t available for these talks yet, but please keep checking back or contact us to reserve a space.

Wednesday 25 July, 7:30pm
“The Atmosphere is Electric: An Introduction to Lightning” by Professor Giles Harrison.

Wednesday 26 September, 7:30pm
“Accidental Genius” by Professor Adam Hart & the Cheltenham Science Group.

Wednesday 28 November, 7:30pm
A talk about Roman surgery (title TBC) by Stefan Urbanowski.