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.
Here is our programme for this spring:
March 17th – Voyages of discovery – Captain Cook
April 16th – Taking the Waters – a Reflection of 18th Century Society at Bath and Hotwells
May 18th – Handel in England