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. In the summer we usually have a visit to a place of relevant interest – in 2019 we visited Stourhead as an example of a new Landscape Garden.
New members/visitors are very welcome but please contact the leader first as the numbers are limited at the moment!’
We have had sessions by Zoom discussing topics from the 18th Century. We will look for a meeting room when the situation improves.
We are now looking at social and economic changes in Britain between 1780 and 1832, leading to the pressure for economic reform.
The planned dates are: –