|Group Organiser||Pat Wherton||"click bird to contact"|
|Group meets||Syston Town Council Offices, School Street|
|Group Meets||Monthly, Monday afternoon (but there is no meeting in August)|
The British History Group takes the union of the crowns in 1603 as its starting point, when James 6th of Scotland succeeded Elizabeth 1st of England and came to London to rule as James 1st.
The aim of the group is to understand how the United Kingdom came together and the major events and their impacts on both domestic and foreign policy since that time. Our approach is to look at 100 years of our history over a 12 month period, and we’re currently, now in our third year, looking at the 19th century.
Members of the group agree at the beginning of the year, what the major events will be that we’ll examine in more depth and a programme is produced for the year. Each month, four or five members volunteer to research different events for the following month, and come back with a 15 minute presentation that’s then shared with all the people who come to the group. This system works well, as it encourages personal study and helps members to learn in ways that suit them best.
We meet on the Monday of the month that fits in with U3A general meeting. This is usually the second Monday, but not always, so watch for the date of General Meeting if you want to come and try the group. Timings are 2pm to 3.30 at the Town Council Offices on School Street Syston, and we share the cost of renting the room, usually around 60p per person.
Currently we have 25 members and we’re happy to welcome a few more, so if you’re interested, send a message to me.
Pat Wherton, British History enquiry