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Memorial Lecture in honour of the NCS first president
Reginald Haggar

Simon Thurley gives the Reginald Haggar Memorial Lecture 2017
The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent
2.00pm Friday November 17

Fertility, Fire and Ferocity
the Transformation of English Architecture 1520-1920

Dr Simon Thurley, former chief executive of English Heritage, and known for his many books and television series on architecture, archaeology and heritage, looks at a sustaining theme through four centuries of English architecture.

 Admission free, all welcome

Our next meeting is in the Historic City of Chester on Saturday 25 November, 2017.
please note the programme has been reversed

11:30 am
The First National Collection of British Ceramics
at the Museum of Practical Geology
a presentation by Sue Newell

A Closer Look at Selected Slipware
a presentation by Emlyn Roberts

Join us at the Grosvenor Museum, Chester for our last programme of the year.
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Ceramic News

Next NCS Seminar

Winter Weekend
26-28 January 2018
Ceramic Experimenters and Innovators

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Grants for Ceramic Research

The Transferware Collectors Club have announced details of their 2017 grant  recipients,. They are all members of the NCS. To check out the details, or for a link to apply for next years research grant   click here

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