Our 2022/23 Programme (Draft)

Talks on Saturdays, 2.30pm, Trinity Methodist Church, Rainsford Road, Chelmsford, CM1 2XB. Visitors and prospective members warmly welcomed –  £3. Tea etc served afterwards.


24th SeptemberAfter a short AGM
The Crisis of the Meritocracy: Britain’s transition to mass education since the Second World War.
Dr Peter Mandler.
Professor of Modern Cultural History. Univ.Cambridge
15th OctoberCarry on Spying: The British technique.
Early Modern intelligence and espionage
Eleanor Brown:
Combined Military Services Museum. Maldon,
3rd DecemberThe Racial Reckoning with Slavery and Racism in the US: 1619-2020
(Light seasonal refreshments after the talk)
Dr Cheryl Hudson.
Lecturer in US Political History, Liverpool University
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7th January   Dark Shadows: The Memory of the Crusades down the CenturiesDr Jonathan Phillips.
Professor of Crusading History
Royal Holloway. University of London
4th February    We’ll always have Paris! Stranger than fiction stories behind “A betrayal of heroes” David Ellsworth. Prepare to be amazed!Dave McCall. Writer
4th March Warfare in the 10th and 11th centuries – with particular reference to the Battle of Maldon.John Pullen-Appleby. Writer
22nd April The Cuban Missile Crisis revisited.Professor David Stevenson. London School of Economics
13th May The Romanov FamilyHelen Rappaport. Writer
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