THIS YEAR’S Bromsgrove Society Summer School gets under way on Tuesday, July 10, with a talk about the town’s famous poet AE Housman.
Housman once lived at Perry Hall on Kidderminster Road and the focus on the day-long course will be to investigate the thoughts of his brother Laurence Housman and how his opinion and writing influenced the way the world sees his famous sibling.
The event will take place at the Learning Resources Centre at Bromsgrove School and includes a morning seminar by Michael Hall and Julian Hunt, lunch in Bromsgrove School Old Chapel and an afternoon visit to Housman Hall, formerly Perry Hall and once home to the Housman brothers.
The cost for the day, to include lunch and coffee breaks, is £45 per student, or £40 for Bromsgrove Society Members.
Other events on Wednesday focus on ‘20th Century Architecture and Housing in Bromsgrove’ with presentations by Tim Bridges and Annie Deeley and ‘Lord Austin and Lord Nuffield and their motor factories’, featuring a talk by Max Hunt and a vintage film show.
On Thursday, July 12, the subject choice will be Redditch’s Needle Museum with Richard Churchley, including a visit to the museum or ‘Bromsgrove and Stourbridge Market and Industrial Towns’ with Jenny Townsend and Julian Hunt.
It includes a visit to Stourbridge.
The Bromsgrove Summer School celebrates the rich agricultural, industrial, architectural and cultural history of Bromsgrove and district.
Anyone interested in attending the course should visit www.bsoc.co.uk or call 01527 877227 for more information.