History Group

HISTORY

Group 1

2nd Thursday each month at 2pm to 3.30pm

Oak Lodge, Henwood Green Road

Email: ​​ janekgardner@hotmail.com or telephone 01892 823811

Meetings last about an hour and a half, depending on the interest of the topic and contributions from the group members. Members are encouraged to do some research and bring this to share at the meeting.

Each month we shall watch and discuss ​​ a video recording of a previously televised History programme or lecture.

Tea/coffee and biscuits are served during the meeting (50p).

The group is limited to 12 members.

PROPOSED MEETINGS

 

Sept

12th

No meeting

 

Oct 10th

The History of Hong Kong 1841-1997

An excellent documentary about Hong Kong's fascinating history right before Hong Kong's 1997 return to Chinese sovereignty.

Nov 14th

Fact or Fiction – Robin Hood

Tony Robinson

Dec 12th

Lost Worlds – Ancient Troy

A Timeline Documentary

Jan 9th

Edward VI – The Boy King

Dr. David Starkey

Feb

13th

Empire of the Tsars – Romanov Russia

Lucy Worsley

Mar 12th

The Dangers of the Victorian Home

Suzannah Lipscomb reveals the lethal products, gadgets and conveniences that lurked in every room of the Victorian home and shows how they were unmasked.

Apr 9th

Was Cleopatra One of History’s Biggest Killers?

A Timeline Documentary

May 14th

The Crusades -The Clash of Civilisations

This was the collision of two great faiths, the clash between the crescent and the cross. This is a documentary about the crusades.

June 11th

 

The French Revolution – Tearing Up History

UK art historian, Dr Richard Clay, visits Paris to show how The French Revolution tried to erase the previous order by destroying the art that symbolized it, and how destruction of public space is used even today to influence people.

July 9th

Prince Eddy -The King we never had

Andrew Cook separates fact from fiction

 

HISTORY

Group 2

4th Thursday each month

2pm

Oak Lodge, Henwood Green Road

Email: ​​ janekgardner@hotmail.com

 

 

We shall be continuing to learn about the Victorian era, using video recordings of previously televised History programmes or DVDs. So far we have covered topics such as the construction ​​ and importance of the railways, the difference in life style between the classes, pioneering ​​ Victorian women, the hidden dangers in a Victorian House and The Great Exhibition.

 

​​ Dates for meetings

 

September 26th 2019 – Queen Victoria’s Letters – A Monarch Unveiled

October 24th 2019- Queen Victoria’s Letters – A Monarch Unveiled Pt 2

November 28th ​​ 2019 – The Arts and Crafts Movement

December –no meeting

January 23rd 2020 – Victoria and Albert’s Highland Fling – Walking ​​ 

 ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ though History with Tony Robinson  ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ 

February 27th 2020 – Victoria’s children

March 26th ​​ 2020 – Florence Nightingale

April 23rd ​​ 2020 – Lewis Carroll

May 28th ​​ 2020 – Scandalous Women of the 19th Century

June 25th ​​ 2020 – Britain in 1900

July 23rd ​​ 2020 – Research of Victorian Pembury

 

A reminder of the meeting date and content will be emailed to group

members before the meeting so that research can be done, if desired.

 

Meetings last about an hour and a half, depending on the interest of the topic and contributions from the group members.

There will be a break for tea/coffee and biscuits. As with all interest groups, 50p covers the cost of the refreshments.

 

The group is limited to 12 members.