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Round and about: July 2004.

London

Saving Wotton: The Remarkable Story of a Soane Country House July 2nd to September 25th

Sir John Soane's Museum 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields London WC2 Tel: 020 7405 2107

Rebuilt by Soane for Lord Buckingham following a fire in 1820, Soane incorporated into Wotton, Bucks, a brilliant sequence of interiors within the walls of the original building. The house was saved from destruction in the 1950s by a private individual whose descendants inhabit it still.

Off the Beaten Trade Three Centuries of Women Travellers July 7all to October 31st

National Portrait Gallery London WC2 Tel: 020 7306 0055 www.npg.org.uk

Female travellers, some of whom travelled the world as dutiful wives, some as intrepid explorers in their own right, feature in this geographically arranged exhibition (spanning the 1660s to the 1960s). Their varied, often extraordinary experiences and encounters are told through portraits, paintings and artefacts.

William Hodges 1744-97: The Art of Exploration July 6th to November 20th

National Maritime Museum Greenwich, London SE10 9NF Tel: 020 8858 4422

The first major retrospective of the widely-travelled 18th-century artist, Hodges, this is a free exhibition. A major conference on Art and Artists in European and American Exploration 1750-1850 takes place at the Museum from July 14th co 16th. See page 46.

A Night at Old Slaughter's Coffee House July 15th, 6pm to 8:30pm

Library and Museum of Freemasonry, Freemasons' Hall 60 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5AZ Tel: 020 7395 9254

A special event comprising private view, curator's talk and period music and refreshment, organised jointly by the Library and Museum of Freemasonry and Dr Johnson's House, celebrates a new exhibition at Freemasons' Hall, 'Sociable Craftsman: the World of the Artist John Pine'.

Richard Owen--The Man Who Invented Dinosaurs July 20 to October 31st

The Natural History Museum Cromwell Road, London SW7 Tel: 020 7942 5000 www.nhm.ac.uk

Opening on his birthday, this exhibition traces the contribution to science and public learning of the Natural History Museum's founder, Sir Richard Owen (1806-92).

Status Symbols: Identity and Belief on Badges July 22nd to January 16th

The British Museum, London WCI www.britishmuseum.co.uk

How the humble lapel badge has been used to express identity and belonging, belief and dissent. A wealth of badges from the BM's collection are displayed here, some of which date back 400 years, from Britain, Europe and America.

Elsewhere ...

Conference for Irish Studies Jury 12th to 16th

The Institute of Irish Studies The University of Liverpool I Abercromby Square, Liverpool L69 7WY Tel:0151 794 3831 www.liv.ac.uk/irish/acis.htm

The joint conference of the American Conference for Irish Studies, the British Association of Irish Studies and the European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies features a diverse programme exploring Irish history and literature.

Richard Cobden Bicentenary Conference July 16th to 18th

Dunford House. Further details from www.uea.ac.uk/his/research/ project/cobden/events.shtml

This international conference will be held at Cobden's home, Dunford House in Sussex, now a conference centre. It will cover all aspects of Cobden's career and life, and associated themes such as free trade and political economy, the peace movement, radical, liberal and popular politics, and Empire.

The Church Monuments Society Symposium July 24th and 25th

Details from Mark Downing FSA 9 Kestrel Drive, Sundorne, Shrewsbury, Salop SY1 4TT Tel: 01743 464780 www.churchmonumentssociety.org

Lectures covering a variety of subjects and all periods, as well as church visits across Lincolnshire, comprise the Church Monuments Society's silver jubilee symposium, which is held at the University of Lincoln.

Digging up People July 24th and 25th

National Army Museum Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 Tel: 0207 730 0717 www.national-army-museum.ac.uk

Key issues affecting modern battlefield archaeology and looking at pre- and post-20th century sites will be debated by experts at this year's Battlefield Archaeology Conference. There will also be news of the latest developments of the Towton and Agincourt projects.

A Collector's Vision: Art from Osbert Sitwell's Home July 24th to September 4th

Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, Clarence Street, Cheltenham GL50 3JT Tel: 01242 237431

The artistic connections of the novelist and poet Osbert Sitwell and his literary siblings Edith and Sacheverell are reflected in the collection of 20th century art works that Osbert amassed at Renishaw Hall, the family seat in Derbyshire. Examples by Piper. Nash, Wyndham Lewis and members of the Bloomsbury group are shown here.
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