Online Talks

Curator Talks via Zoom

Have you always fancied learning a little more about the history of Oldham or Natural History? Have you spotted our monthly gallery talks and tours in the past but haven’t had the opportunity to take part?

We have the perfect solution. Join our new live talks from the comfort of your own home, guided by our expert curators, find out stories from the past and learn about our amazing social history and natural history collections! There’ll be a chance to ask questions at the end.

Each month there’ll be a new topic to explore; by taking part you’ll be supporting your local heritage and cultural sector. Talks are free, informal and last around 40 minutes with time for discussion afterwards.

Joining instructions:

  1. Please visit our eventbrite pages below and register to book your place on the Curator Talk you’d like to take part in.
  2. You will then receive a link with all the details to log on to your selected Curator Talk the day before the session.

Discover the Natural History Collection | 2pm | Thursday 25 February 2021

Join curator Patricia Francis as we take a look at the amazing specimens in the Natural History collection, from plant models to taxidermy, there is something for everyone.

Picture of White Sweet pea plant model.

Stories from the Archive | 3.30pm | Monday 8 March 2021

March 8 marks International Women’s Day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women around the world.

Join Roger Ivens as he explores the story of Oldham-born nurse Sarah Hallam. In August 1914 following the outbreak of the First World War Sarah volunteered to go to Brussels to help wounded Belgian soldiers. Whilst she was in Brussels the Germans occupied the city….find out what happened next and more about Sarah Hallam’s extraordinary life caring for others.