The History Group offers talks and discussions on all aspects of the human past. This is an open group and all members will be welcome. The subjects covered will be driven by members of the group. Our programme will sometimes include guest speakers to cover specialist interests and we envisage occasional visits relevant to our programme.
The Group meets at 2:00 pm on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. The NEW venue will be the Centenary Lounge in St. Mark's Church Hall. The church hall is located immediately behind St. Mark's Church on the Rugby Road, Leamington (CV32 6DL). There will be a charge of £1.00 to cover the room cost. Tea/Coffee will be available for 20p.
This is an open group so please feel free to join us on the day.
|You can contact us at John Morgan||881876|
HISTORY GROUP SHARED LEARNING PROJECTS
Are you interested in joining one of our groups of between three and six members to research a history topic?
The topic chosen for study will be decided amongst the group and will depend on their personal interests. It could cover any aspect of history (social, political, military, local, national or international of any era). The group could work together or separately upon agreed areas.
We hope that the projects will culminate with one or more members of the shared learning team presenting their findings to the History Group.
The first of our study groups is now up and running. The working title for the Group is 'Forgotten Women'. The Group is planning on giving a presentation at our May meeting.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Tue Feb 19th||Jeff Boswell - Mikhail Gorbachev|
Gorbachev is arguably the most important figure in the history of the second half of the 20th Century. His efforts to democratize his country's political system and decentralize its economy led to the downfall of communism and the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991.
|Tue Mar 19th||David Frost - The 1919 Versailles Treaty |
A talk to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the treaty which formally ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers. We will look at how the negotiations were conducted and the consequences that followed from the terms of the treaty.
|Tue Apr 16th||Paul Baker The Lost Railway|
Paul Baker returns to give us another talk on local history. This time Paul will tell us the amazing story of the construction of the railway branch line from Lapworth to Henley-in-Arden that took more than 30 years to build but ran for only 25 years.
|Tue May 21st||Study Group on 'Forgotten Women'|
The first of our own Study Groups will present their work.
|Tue Jun 18th||Mick Jeffs - Leamington History Society|
Mick Jeffs has recently edited and published the book Royal Leamington Spa: A History in 100 Buildings
|Tue Jul 16th||Maureen Hirsch - New Ideas on Religion and Society that emerged during the English Civil War|
|Tue Aug 20th||John Morgan - Extinguishing the British Enlightenment|
The government measures to surpress liberal and radical dissent from the Birmingham 'Priestley' Riots to Peterloo. A talk to aknowledge the 200th anniversary of Peterloo which took place on the 16th August 1819.
|Tue Sep 17th||Chris Forse - History Behind the Headlines|
|Tue Oct 15th||Lesley Langdon - G.I. Brides|
|Tue Nov 19th||Janice Montague - Subject to be confirmed|