the inaugural meeting in July 2010 the group decided to
approach the subject of History from the point of view of ‘World
History Over the Ages’ rather than start, say, at the Bronze Age and
progress to present day.
It was felt that this way we can look at various aspects without being
tied to a particular period.
The subject for research is suggested by and agreed upon by the group
as a whole about two months in advance.
All members are encouraged to take part in individual research so that
everyone in the group will have the opportunity to take an active part
in the discussion of the subjects chosen.
We have borrowed some DVDs from the Resource Centre but usually we
undertake our own research.
To date have looked into such diverse subjects as:
||History of Law Courts in England an Wales
The Fishing industry
Women of the Raj
The Development of Machines in the Industrial Revolution
Changes in farming 1400 to 1900
Dwellings 1400 – 1900
How Christmas is celebrated across the world
Ancient Egypt and the Pharaohs
Unusual and not so unusual taxes
Slavery in Europe, Africa and Asia
Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month in a member's
house, commencing at 10.15 for approximately two hours.
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