News from the Green Howards
JANE AUSTEN AND THE MILITARY AS SEEN THROUGH HER LETTERS AND NOVELS, - MUSEUM LECTURE 30 APRIL 2010
Yesterday the Museum Lecture programme for 2010 continued with Paul Brunyee presenting a talk on Jane Austen and how her work was influenced by three of her brothers who served in the Militia and the Navy at the time of the Napoleonic Wars.
The Friends were delighted to welcome back Paul Brunyee, who presented the talk which was well illustrated. Paul had served as an Officer for 10 years with the Green Howards in the Territorials, and has twice lectured before at the Museum. He is well known to the Friends, and his lectures have proved to be very popular in the past. This occasion was no exception in that respect, and a large number of people had travelled some distance to hear this talk.
Amongst the guests this evening were Field Marshall the Lord Inge and his wife. Lord Inge's wife has a particular interest in the works of Jane Austen.
There were many questions from the audience after the lecture. A number of guests commented to the Museum staff afterwards how much they had enjoyed the evening, and enquired as to whether the Museum had further lectures they would be able to attend. Paul's lecture, therefore, was clearly a wonderful inducement for people to make further visits to the Museum!
The next lecture in the Museum's 2010 Evening Lectures will be by Edward Nicholl, and will be presented on Friday 21 May. The topic is "First World War Memorials and Their Hidden Stories".