Forthcoming Events

History of Art Lecture

A talk by Matt Waters
Responsibility and Memory: Anselm Kiefer and the Holocaust 

Monday 14 January at 19:30
William Dauntsey Room
All are welcome!

Image: Anselm Kiefer, Margarethe 1981 Oil, acrylic, emulsion and straw on canvas 280 x 380 cm (The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection)



Mercers' Lecture

Frank Gardner OBE – BBC Security Correspondent
Tuesday 5 February 2019

Frank Gardner is the BBC’s security correspondent reporting for TV and radio on issues of both domestic and international importance. A fluent Arabist with a degree in Arabic and Islamic studies from Exeter University, Frank spent nine years as an investment banker before switching to journalism and becoming the BBC’s Middle East correspondent based in Cairo.

In 2004, while reporting in Saudi Arabia, he was shot and left partly paralysed in an attack by al-Qaeda terrorists. Now dependent on a wheelchair, he has relearned to ski using a bob ski and is currently President of the Ski Club of Great Britain.

This lecture is now fully booked and we cannot accept any further booking requests. Many thanks.



Drama Production


A new play written and directed by our Technical Manager, Mr Herring.

It's all about change - and change is certainly going to happen for one person this very day.

12 - 14 February 2019 in Annabel's






Drama Production

The Pillowman

A play by the Irish, Oscar and Olivier winning playwright, Martin McDonagh

The Pillowman, by Martin Mcdonagh, tells the tale of Katurian, a writer of shocking and macabre short stories based on child murders. Locked in a police cell and interrogated by two less than pleasant detectives, how will Katurian talk his way out of the accusations when it comes to light that his ‘stories’ have come true?

6 - 8 March 2019 in Annabel's






Mercers' Lecture

Alison Mitchell – Award-winning sports broadcaster
Thursday 7 March 2019

Alison Mitchell is a leading sports commentator and the first woman to commentate regularly on the BBC’s Test Match Special. She has now toured to every Test playing nation in order to cover the England team. She has a breadth of sports broadcasting experience having covered cricket World Cups, the Ashes, Wimbledon, the Olympic and Commonwealth Games, the World Snooker Championships, the Open golf, international hockey and artistic gymnastics.

As well as cricket, Alison has commentated on and presented live from Wimbledon and the Australian Open tennis, the Open golf, international hockey and artistic gymnastics.

Please make sure that you have reserved your seats online here.



Drama Production

Danny, Champion of the World

Adapted from Roald Dahl’s much loved book, nine year old Danny lives happily in a gypsy caravan with his father but his world is turned upside-down when he learns that his father poaches pheasants from the estate of the nasty, greedy Victor Hazell. One night his father doesn’t return from a poaching run and Danny fears the worst. Danny sets off on a courageous journey to find his father and with a little help from the village soon finds himself masterminding the most incredible and exciting plot ever attempted against Victor Hazell.

20 - 22 March 2019 in the Memorial Hall