A quick reminder that there are still seats available for the talk on Thursday night. We would love to see you there for what is likely to be a fascinating evening. Details below.

The opal, Australia’s national gemstone, is a mineraloid that displays incredible variations in colours and lustre. We are exhibiting a collection of opals loaned to us recently by the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. In a colourful display, sample specimens illustrate the sequence of stages from origin to fine-cut, polished opals ready for the market place.

Want to know more? Why not contact the museum and sign up for our talk, Facets of Nature, on Thursday, 20th February at 6.30pm (talk starts 7pm) when expert, Jamie Richardson, will explain how a gemstone is made and becomes, ‘full of sparkle, fire and brilliance’.

This is the first of 10 events in our 2020 Lecture Series, sponsored by NFU Mutual (Moreton-in-Marsh). Each event has an admission charge of £10 (£9 for Friends and Benefactors), which includes a glass of wine or soft drink.