Autumn Activities

Saturday 21 – Wednesday 25 October, 12-4pm

Join us this October Half Term for our last few open days of the year.

Make something to take home in our drop-in children’s crafts and explore the house and garden with our special autumn trail.

Last entry at 3pm. Normal admission charges apply.

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

The Chantry: Recreating Dr Jenner’s House

Wednesday 15 November, 7:30pm

A talk by Owen Gower.

In 2017, museum staff embarked upon a project to uncover the history of The Chantry, Edward Jenner’s Berkeley home. In this special evening, Owen Gower, Museum Manager, will share some of the remarkable discoveries we made along the way.

Free entry. Tickets are limited, advanced registration is strongly recommended. Please note this talk is in the Old Cyder House Conference Centre at the museum. Doors open at 7pm.

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

The Butchering Art

Wednesday 6 December, 7pm

SOLD OUT

We are delighted to welcome Dr Lindsey Fitzharris to Dr Jenner’s House to celebrate the launch of her new book: The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister’s Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine.

Surgeons are the miracle-workers of the 21st Century, but it was not always so. In The Butchering Art, historian Lindsey Fitzharris recreates the turning point in the history of medicine, when pioneering British surgeon Joseph Lister transformed his brutal, harrowing practice into the safe, vaunted profession we know today. It is the story of one of history’s greatest scientific minds and a love story between science and medicine, of how Lister finally brought centuries of savagery, sawing and gangrene to an end, and saved hundreds of millions of lives in the generations to come.

Described by Stephen Fry as “delightfully morbid and well-researched”, Lindsey is the creator of the popular blog The Chirurgeon’s Apprentice and writer and presenter of the YouTube series Under the Knife. She has appeared on Channel 4, BBC, PBS and National Geographic and is a purveyor of gruesome artefacts on social media.

Lindsey will be discussing her book and the work of Joseph Lister with Professor Gareth Williams, author of Angel of Death: The Story of Smallpox. Buy your tickets by 23 November and get entry to the talk and a copy of The Butchering Art for £16.99. Or, you can just buy tickets for the talk for £5.

Please note this event takes place in the Old Cyder House Conference Centre at the museum. Doors open at 6:30pm.

This event has now sold out and tickets will not be available on the door. We apologise for any disappointment.

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

An Evening of Jazz for Christmas

Friday 15 December 2017, 8pm

SOLD OUT

Join The Park Row Five for wonderful tunes from George Gershwin to Antonio Carlos Jobim, via Duke Ellington and Hoagy Carmichael.

Tickets cost £12 and include a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie. Please note this event is in the Old Cyder House Conference Centre at the museum. Doors open at 7:15pm, the jazz will commence at 8pm.

This event has now sold out and tickets will not be available on the door. We apologise for any disappointment.

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

Gloucestershire’s VA Hospitals: 1914-1919

Wednesday 22 February, 7:30pm

The unprecedented casualties of the First World War led to over 3,000 auxiliary hospitals being set up around the country. These were situated in all manner of buildings, from libraries to grand houses, and were almost entirely staffed by volunteers. In this talk, local author Geoff North traces the development of these hospitals in Gloucestershire and the vital role they played.

Tickets cost £5.00.

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

Image © Wellcome Library, London

Garden Photography Workshop

Sunday 19 March 2017, 1-4pm

Whether you consider yourself a complete beginner or a seasoned veteran of photography, join local photographer Jess Greenwood for tips on developing your creative eye in the garden.

Suitable for all abilities and all camera types. Please bring a camera and suitable outdoors clothes and footwear.

The workshop costs £35.00 per person, to include refreshments. Advanced booking is essential.

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

Blood, Sweat and Beer: Pubs and the Rural Community

Wednesday 22 March, 7:30pm

As pubs continue to close at a rate of 21 a week, we welcome Pete Tiley, landlord of the award-winning pub The Salutation, and BBC Radio Gloucestershire’s Pete Wilson to discuss the crucial role that pubs play in rural communities today.

Tickets cost £5.00.

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