The History Group met on seven occasions during 2016-17 and 5 new members joined throughout the year with an average attendance of around 16 members per meeting.
Our chosen subject for 2016-17 was Treason, Assassination and Mayhem and under this title we heard about the following:
Hector MacDonald, Roger Casement, William Tyndale, John Brown, Alfred Dreyfus, Lady Jane Gray, Lord Alness and Guy Fawkes [DVD]
Assassination: Giovanni Falcone
Swing Riots, 1381 Peasants’ Revolt, Peterloo Riots, Invergordon Mutiny, Radical War 1820
On our return after the summer we shall begin by watching a four-part DVD of Michael Wood’s ‘In search of Myths and Heroes’ as he journeys to some of the most remote and exciting places on earth, seeking to uncover why such stories continue to captivate and inspire people around the world.
Beginning in January 2018 we shall start on our chosen topic for next year ‘What happened to history’s refugees?’
People have been forced to leave their countries since the very notion of a country was created. This year we are going to try to find out why people left their homes, where they went and what became of them.
There is always room for new members: no expertise is necessary, some of our members are novices, whilst others have been enthusiasts for years.
Interested in researching a historical subject and then sharing your findings in an informal presentation or perhaps you might just want to come along and listen? Then why not join us.
Meetings are usually held on the first Friday of the month at Smithton Church, Murray Road, Inverness and our first meeting will be on Friday, 6 October 2017, please check out the Noticeboard for dates of future meetings.