Buxton & District

Topics for 2019

The following programme from Wednesday 4th September to Wednesday 18th December 2019.

We are going to introduce a short piece on the political leaders (around 15 mins) at the end of the weekly meetings. This may provide additional room to explore other topics in December as we may have discussed the political leaders as part of our planned discussion's. This is an experiment and should it be found to be beneficial then there will be two slots in December for other topic's other than politic's.As a group we can monitor how this idea progresses or not as the case may be.

Sept 4th; PARTITION OF INDIA (part 1) The partition was set forth in the Indian Independence Act 1947 and resulted in the dissolution of the British Raj, or Crown rule in India. The two self-governing countries of India and Pakistan legally came into existence at midnight on 14–15 August 1947.

Sept 18th; GENGHIS KHAN; Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World


Oct 16th; WHO KILLED THE PRINCES IN THE TOWER; The Princes in the Tower is an expression frequently used to refer to Edward V, King of England and Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York. The two brothers.

Nov 6th; The Easter Rising (Irish: Éirí Amach na Cásca), also known as the Easter Rebellion, was an armed insurrection in Ireland during Easter Week, April 1916

Nov 20th; Human evolution is the evolutionary process that led to the emergence of anatomically modern humans, beginning with the evolutionary history of primates—in particular genus Homo—and leading to the emergence of Homo sapiens as a distinct species of the hominid family, the great apes. This process involved the gradual development of traits such as human bipedalism and language,[1] as well as interbreeding with other hominins, which indicate that human evolution was not linear but a web

Dec 4th; Norman Conquest, the military conquest of England by William, duke of Normandy, primarily effected by his decisive victory at the Battle of Hastings (October 14, 1066) and resulting ultimately in profound political, administrative, and social changes in the British Isles

Dec 18th History of Public Schools; Public schools emerged from charity schools established to educate poor scholars—public because access to them was not restricted on the basis of religion, occupation, or home location, and that they were subject to public management or control,[3] in contrast to private schools which were run for the personal profit of the proprietors.[4] The origins of schools in the UK were primarily religious until 1640,[clarification needed] when House of Commons invited Comenius to England to establish and participate in an agency for the promotion of learning. It was intended that by-products of this would be the publication of 'universal' books and the setting up of schools for boys and girl