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Professor Robin Wilson and his wife Joy are reminiscing about life with former Prime Minister Harold Wilson.
‘All Bloody Facts, No Bloody Vision: Growing Up with Harold Wilson’ is the title of their talk in the Lecture Hall, Salisbury Museum on March 27, 7.30pm.
Using family photographs, Robin and Joy’s light-hearted talk will cover Robin’s childhood at home, and his father’s time in office.
Robin is an Emeritus Professor of Pure Mathematics from the Open University and a former Fellow of Keeble College, Oxford. He was also the Gresham Professor of Geometry from 2004-08.
Joy is a language graduate (Spanish and French) and has spent many years teaching English to foreign students. They met through music and still spend a great deal of their spare time singing in church choirs, including Christ Church Cathedral Singers in Oxford, and choral societies.
The event is in support of Arundells, Sir Edward Heath’s former home in the Cathedral Close.
Harold Wilson and his wife, Mary, visited Arundells on several occasions, staying in the ‘Blue Bedroom’ (the principal guest bedroom), now open to visitors for the first time.
Arundells say they look forward to welcoming Robin and Joy.
Tickets for the talk are £22 each, to include a pre-talk glass of wine. 01722 331440.