HISTORY AND HERITAGE TALKS

Talks are held on the last Thursday of the month, at 7.30pm in the Hearth Hall.  Entry is £5 on the door, and includes refreshments. 

 

Programme of History and Heritage Talks for 2017

 

Thursday 28th September, 7.30pm

THE 1917 RUSSIAN REVOLUTION AND TYNESIDE

Nigel Todd

Nigel Todd has served on Newcastle City Council for over 36 years. He acts as an Ambassador for the WEA (Workers' Educational Association) and his Talk will explore Radical Tyneside in the early part of the 20th Century and the effects of the Russian Revolution on our region

 

Thursday 26th October, 7.30pm

HADRIAN’S ROMAN CAVALRY

Bill Griffiths

Bill Griffiths, Head of Programmes at Tyne and Wear Museums, returns to tell us about the major multi-site exhibition on Hadrian's Roman Cavalry, which runs from April-September 2017. Bill will take us behind the scenes and explain the work which goes into these major events

 

Thursday 30th November, 7.30pm

AUSTRALIA’S CONTRIBUTION TO WWI

Alistair Fraser

With the outbreak of World War 1, the new Commonwealth of Australia found itself willingly at war for the Empire. Australian leaders were not consulted, but demonstrated their unqualified loyalty. Alistair Fraser returns to speak on this fascinating subject

          


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