Stuart Orme: The Private Life of Oliver Cromwell
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About the Event
Who was Oliver Cromwell? Soldier, Statesman, Lord Protector? This talk looks at this fascinating and controversial character as a person, providing and looking beyond an overview of his background and career, exploding some of the myths about him to hopefully see him ‘warts and all’.
Stuart has a History degree (University of York) and postgraduate qualifications in Education (University of Exeter) and Museum Studies (University of Leicester). For fourteen years he worked for the heritage service of Vivacity, Peterborough's cultural trust, leading on interpretation and programmes for Peterborough Museum, Flag Fen Bronze Age site and Longthorpe Tower, as well as developing a guided tours programme for the city and acting as head of service. He was a key member of the team that refurbished Peterborough Museum in 2012, and created, developed and managed for eight years Peterborough's annual Heritage Festival. For two years Stuart was Director of Operations at Peterborough Cathedral, helping develop its programme of events, before becoming Curator of the Cromwell Museum in February 2018.
The Civil War Nights programme has been running for four years and we have had the privilege to host some incredible speakers such as Professor Ronald Hutton and Charles Spencer. The talks take place in the historic Great Hall of The Commandery where seating is limited, so we would advise pre-booking for all talks. The Commandery Cafe will be open from 6pm until the talk starts should you wish to arrive early.
Members of the Battle of Worcester Society, Cromwell Association or the Battlefield's Trust are able to purchase the discounted £5 tickets (normally £7).
- Adult Ticket (Non Member)£7£70£0
- Adult Ticket (Member's Ticket)£5£50£0
- Student Ticket£3£30£0