Leek

Modern History

Leader: Eric Wollaston, 01538 383616
Venue: Eric's home in Leek – please contact Eric for details
Time: Wednesdays, 11:30–1.00pm

New members always welcome – please contact the leader.

This group studies a series of short topics focusing on a particular period.

Current theme: The Long and Varied Career of Winston Churchill

The large new biography of Churchill by Andrew Roberts will unquestionably be one of the outstanding books of 2018. He claims to have 40 new major sources available since Roy Jenkins wrote.

We will look at his life and the books about him...his own ("The case for the Defence" as he put it) and many others by those who knew him and younger historians for whom he is a figure from the past. Many U3A members, like the course leader, lived part of their lives under his premiership and/or have been taught about him as a historical figure. Now, as throughout his life, views vary wildly.

There are some vacancies if you would like to join us. Please contact the leader, Eric Wollaston (01538 383616) or email using the link on the right.

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