Leader: Sheila Smithson
This group was founded in 1999. Over the years we’ve covered the Romans, Saxons, France, Islam, Judaism and the Crusades. We then delved into the history of Russia, China and India.
As membership of the group has changed, we decided to study the British Isles, starting from the Stone Age. At present we are studying the Eighteenth Century.
We spend time following member’s interests, including social and economic history, interesting personalities, music, the theatre, and recently North American independence.
When appropriate we use TV recordings or DVDs.
May 17th and May 24th The Selwyn Family Portraits (in two groups following the Rule of Six).
June 21st The Voyages of Captain Cook and The North-west Passage.
July 19th Electoral Reform
The group is open to new members (except for the May meeting)