Cottingham

History

PROPOSED RESTART DATE - 20 SEPTEMBER 2021

The History Group meets on the 3rd Monday of the month between 2.00pm - 4.00pm in the Garden Room at the rear of the Holy Cross Church in Carrington Avenue.

The History group is a discussion group for members who have an interest in the past and enjoy talking about it and sharing views. We are currently about 10 in number but have space for more.

After spending the last few sessions considering the business of national commemoration - centred on Magna Carta of 1215 and Waterloo of 1815 - we now intend to move on to discussing the changing face of Crime and Punishment, Law and Order, since about the beginning of the 19th century ..... the growth of a civil police force, of large castle-like provincial prisons and the decline of "public" punishment/executions in favour of "reformist" policies and regimes of solitary isolation.

- When and why did transportation come to an end?
- Why were the Quakers so prominent in prison reform?
- When, how and with what results did the death penalty come to an end?
- Why did Special Branch and the Detective Branch of the Police come into operation?
- Who was Jack the Ripper and how was he depicted in the Police News?

All these questions, and more, will be frankly and fearlessly studied over the coming meetings, so if you have an interest in things historical, come and join us!

Contact the group Convenor, Barbara Nield, 842927, for more details as to when and where.

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