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Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Colchester Heritage Weekend Event: Evening talk on Philip Morant. Saturday 10 September 2016

Colchester Arts Centre, formerly St Mary at the Walls Church, host special events for Heritage Weekend.  Of interest to members of the Essex Society for Archaeology and History will be a talk about Revd. Philip Morant, the Essex man acknowledged to be a great historian.

"Jennie Guthrie Stevens talks about Philip Morant (1700-1770), the acclaimed historian, churchman and antiquarian who is considered to be one of Colchester's most notable citizens. What was his life like in the town in which he chose to spend his life. Who were his friends in the rising fashionable Colchester social elite who fancied they based their reasoning on the Enlightenment and why, why did he write that the lack of sponsor's (subscribers) for his books led him to consider consigning them to the flames? The answers to these and a myriad of other questions about this gifted man will be given in the talk."

Saturday 10 September. Doors 7.30pm, start 8pm. £5

On Sunday 11 September the building is open for Heritage Day with tours at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. Admission and the tours are free.

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