Help keep Haslemere Museum open – and learn something new – by coming to hear a talk by Country Life magazine’s editor-in-chief. The museum is organising a series of events as part of its fundraising programme and Mark Hedges’ talk is first up on the calendar.

He will give a talk at Haslemere Museum discussing Country Life and the British love affair with the countryside on Thursday, April 11 at 7pm. Having grown up in the Cotswolds, Mark is an ardent countryman with an innate understanding of Britain's landscape and the people who make it work. He became editor-in-chief of Country Life magazine in 2006.

Country Life was founded in 1897, not long after Haslemere Museum. Over the last 127 years, the magazine has provided coverage of country house architecture, fine art, gardens, gardening, food and drink and dogs, as well as celebrating the people who are integral to our landscape. The magazine is also world-famous for advertising the beautiful country houses for sale in Britain and has been guest edited by several senior members of the royal family, including King Charles III.

Haslemere Museum Chairman, Melanie Odell said: "I am thrilled that Country Life’s Editor-in-Chief, Mark Hedges, has kindly agreed to speak at the museum, with what is sure to be a fascinating talk. It will be open to members and non-members alike.”

The talk will take place at Haslemere Museum on April 11. Tickets are just £18 and include a welcome drink. Book now via