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.
During Lockdown we held 3 Zoom meetings, with varying success, but unfortunately not all the group were able to take part.
Future meetings will be in the leader’s home if this is allowed; if not I will look for another venue.
September 21st – Voyages of Discovery 1) Captain Cook 2) The Northwest Passage
October 19th – 1) Taking the Waters at Bath and Hotwells (a reflection on 18thC Society at Bath and Hotwells). 2) The Economic Cycle
November 16th – The Selwyn Family Portraits (at Bridget’s home)