History 1

History Group 1 & friends listening to an excellent talk on Joseph Wright from Lucy Bamford at the Derby Museum & Art Gallerv

Since the Group was set up twelve years ago, we have studied the Eighteenth Century & Age of Enlightenment, the period 1484-1688, the Tudors & Stuarts; we then had two years ‘off-piste’ with free choice of subjects, and for the last three years, the period 1066-1485.

Each member of the group chooses a topic within the overall theme and presents their findings to the group. In addition, at each meeting we have a ‘5 minute entree’ when a member talks about a subject of their choice.

We never cease to be amazed at what we don’t know!

We have an annual visit when partners and friends join us.

Our December meeting culminates in a Christmas meal.

We meet at the coordinator’s home (except in December).

In 2020, we have made a huge leap in time and our focus is The Victorian Era, 1837- 1901.

MonthMain Course
JanuaryAround the World in Victorian Times
February2 Victorian Novelists
MarchThe Life & Times of William Gladstone
AprilVictorian Religious Reforms
MayIsambard Kingdom Brunel
AugustJoseph & Sarah Paxton
SeptemberThe Battle of Rourke’s Drift
OctoberA Victorian Artist
NovemberLytton Strachey’s ’Eminent Victorians’
DecemberCharles Dickens

You can contact the History Group 1 coordinator, Janet Pidgeon, by e-mail, or by telephone on 01629 824912.

Sorry but this group is currently full.