A museum will hold a series of evening lectures to give people an insight into life in the city during the twentieth century.

Four Spotlight on History talks are taking place at the Verulamium Museum, in St Michael’s Street, St Albans, during February.

The lecture will cover a range of subjects including the First World War and the creation of the M1.

One of the talks will also highlight the opening of the City’s new £7.75 million Museum and Art Gallery later this year.

Another talk will explore the museum’s oral history collection from the part hundred years to give the audience a chance to hear real voices from the past.

The talks will be given by external speakers as well as staff from the Museum’s team, who are part of St Albans City and District Council.

Cllr Annie Brewster, who represents Sport and Culture, said: “These will be four illuminating talks which will bring to life important features of the city’s glorious past.

“They range from a lecture on the impact the outbreak of world war had on the District in 1914 to the building of Britain’s first full-length motorway on the borders of the City.

“We are just months away from the opening of our new Museum and Art Gallery at the town hall, so I am sure many people will be interested in hearing about the history of this landmark building.”

The talks will take place from 7.30pm to 8.30pm with tickets costing £5 per talk or £15 for all four.

Tickets can be purchased by phoning 01727751810 or in person at Verulamium Museum.