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Get more from your visit by coming along to one of our regular talks or tours. If you're a member of a group that may be interested in coming along to a talk or tour, have a look at our Bringing a group page.


The Friends of the Higgins Bedford have regular talks - read more about joining The Friends here >


Friends lectures

Tuesdays, 7.30pm

Cost: £3 (Friends), £8 (Guests)


11th November

Architecture for Animals: Menageries and Aviaries in Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth-Century England

Tim Knox, Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, will discuss the menageries and aviaries of 18th Century England.


13th January

John Craxton – Artist

Ian Collins, John Craxton’s authorised biographer, will talk about the artist’s extraordinary life at the heart of 20th century British art.


Lunchtime Talks in Castle Room

Time: 30 minutes

Cost: £2.50 (concessions £2)

Starting at 1pm

No need to book.


11th December

Expressionist Prints

A look at how Expressionist artists embraced printmaking as a way of disseminating their images and ideas, and promoting social and political causes.