On Tuesday 5th April at 7.30pm, the Friends of Gainsborough Old Hall present a talk entitled ‘Scandalous Parson’ by Paul Howitt-Cowan.
The word ‘scandal’ often refers to the prurient interest in certain people who hit the headlines. Scandal sells papers. Sam Johnson described scandal as an ‘Offence given by the fault of others’. In the 19th century a certain clergyman rocked the island of Madeira in scandal that drew in leading politicians and even the Queen dowager. The clergyman survived and settled down in Lea, near Gainsborough, and unknown to his parishioners was a leading natural scientist of his day. This talk will explore his life and significance for us today.
The cost of this intriguing lecture is £4.00 per person, including light refreshment, and admission can be paid on the door. It will take place at the Old Hall.