History of the final years of the Roman Empire in the West We look at the culture and the economy of the Roman Empire in the 4th and 5th centuries and how things changed or did not change when the "barbarians"moved in.
Meetings: Alternate Tuesdays 2.30 pm from October to about May
Contact: Lionel Cole.
Military, Aviation and Maritime Histories
So far this is a small group moving slowly but enthusiastically forward, but with an embryonic battle-plan. Reinforcements would assist a campaign we envisage as being as broad as possible.
At present our members research a subject of interest to them and make a short presentation to the others. Discussion follows the presentation from which all benefit. Recently we have had presentations on the English Civil War, the Jameson Raid, “Who killed Nelson”?, ambulance trains during WW1 and the destruction of the French Navy during WW2.
However, we hope that the group will encompass all aspects of war including the Home Front with subjects such as emergency services during the Blitz, women in munitions factories, espionage and resistance.
It is a group without gender boundaries. If the subject interests you, come and join us.
Meetings: Monthly 2nd Thursday 10am.
Contact: Michael Polkinghorne.