Harpenden

History

Because of the current restrictions we are currently meeting monthly via Zoom Meetings.

PROGRAMME FOR AUTUMN 2021

Please Note that meetings may now be via Zoom or, if and when, held in the lounge of the Southdown Methodist Church as in the olden days. We shall notify members accordingly. All meetings are on Wednesdays and begin at 10.30 am.

21 July‘Dresden'Roger Thompson
25 Aug'Great Palpitations; Charles Dickens and Railway History'Eric Midwinter
22 Sept'Japan's War; WWII from the Japanese Viewpoint'Roger Thompson
20 Oct'The UK's Most Influential Civil Servant: Edwin Chadwick (Edwin Who?) 'Eric Midwinter
24 Nov'The Boer War: the Full Story'Roger Thompson
15 Dec'It is 1896; We are the Government: the Question: Shall we repeal the 1865 Red Flag Road Act?' And...'Quiztory - a Merry Christmas quiz to boost the party spirit

Before Covid-19, we used to gather at our Southdown Methodist Hall meeting venue. In the past, we have debated whether the USA was right to drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. We investigated the measures introduced by Gladstone’s first government (1868–74) and we looked at archaeological discoveries providing clues about who built the ancient Mexican city of Teotihuacan (and what led to its destruction). We have also studied: early railway developments in Britain and their effect on social reform; the Vietnam war; First World War poets; controversies surrounding women’s suffrage; and Karl Marx.

Some Topics in 2021:
CIVILISATION; HISTORY'S GREATEST MISTAKE?
1641; WAS THAT THE MOST IMPORTANT YEAR IN ENGLISH HISTORY?
'THE RETAILING REVOLUTION'; THE HISTORY OF SHOPPING FROM 1750 TO THE PRESENT DAY

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More Group Pages
Art Appreciation Bus Pass Trips
Current Affairs Exploring London
Family History Gardening
General Science History
Hot Issue Seminars (HIS) Local History
Mah Jong Music Appreciation
Needlecraft Play Reading
Reading for Pleasure Scrabble
Singing for Pleasure Strollers
Sustainability