The history group have spent an interesting year studying Exploration and Empire. In 2017, for the first six months, beginning in February, we are going to study Dickensian England 1815-1850. We are going to try a new approach. Instead of one person researching a topic and presenting it to the group, we are all going to try researching a small aspect of the topic and contributing our findings to the discussion. The first session will be in February on Rural Life. Research will be around the following quote from G. Kitson Clark.
‘They lived there [the countryside] on varying terms and in circumstances which present some very marked contrasts. Conditions differed very noticeably even in different parts of England and still more widely if the special circumstances of parts of Wales and Scotland are included………’
Was he right or was he wrong?
This will be followed by sessions on the Development of Industry, The Rise of the Middle Class, Church and Chapel, Social Reform, and Leisure and the Arts.
If you are interested in joining us we meet on the third Wednesday morning of each month from 10.30 to mid-day at St John’s Park . For more information please use the Contact Link.