Odiham and District

History

Group Contact: Malcolm Douglas

Alfred the Great The History Group continues to explore our rich and varied past chronologically, thematically and well, however we fancy! This past year we have looked in detail at the early Stuarts and the English Civil War and will continue from September with the Commonwealth under Cromwell and the later Stuarts. We shall continue to look at English institutions and traditions, and how they have evolved: subjects as diverse as English Country Houses during two World Wars, the Ravens at the Tower of London and Mini Cars.

One of our members was honoured by the Queen with the receipt of Maundy Money and he shared the day with us and (bravely) passed round the tiny coins. It offers us an opening into a wider look at English Ceremony of tradition.

There is History in our attics and on our mantelpieces too, which are part of our personal and family histories, viewed in the wider context, and we shall continue sharing these as our own version of The Antiques Roadshow.

Our links with the History Department at Lord Wandsworth College continue to develop. A joint session on the American Civil war allowed for a mixing of generations in informative and lively discussion, and the Head of History will be speaking to us about History teaching and learning, past and present.

Venue: Dorothy Owen Room, Alms Houses, Odiham
Day of the week: 3rd Thursday monthly
Times: 10am - 12 noon
Frequency: Monthly
Cost per session: £1.50
Contact: Malcolm Douglas: 01256 321056
or Rob Hare:01256 862427

or, you can send an email by clicking on the email button on the side bar

For more details please see our Annual Booklet

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Arts and Crafts Ballet for Fitness
Book Groups Bowls
Bridge Briefer History of Time
Considering Art - Group 2 Considering Art - Group 1
Creative Writing 1 Creative Writing 2
Current Affairs Exploring Towns/Villages
Family History Gentle Yoga
History History of Civilisations
History Of Odiham History of Philosophy
Ladies Barbershop Line Dancing
Mah Jong MOTO
Music Appreciation Nordic Walking
Painting Pilates
Play reading Poetry
Poetry Too Science and Technology
Scrabble Shakespeare Uncovered
Simply Singing Table Tennis
Tai Chi Tennis
Walking for Pleasure Wildlife
Wine Appreciation 1 and 2 Wine Appreciation 3 and 4