A society for those interested in history
- both local and worldwide



Dear All,

It is good to be writing to you after a successful programme last year with no interruptions and steadily increasing audiences. We are pleased to announce the opening of membership for our new season from September 2022 to March 2023. The programme is listed below and as usual it is on Tuesdays before Christmas and Thursdays after Christmas. More details are to be found on the website.

                       Programme 2022 -2023

Tuesday 27 Sep. Andrew J Baker - Supermac: The Last Edwardian – a portrait of Harold Macmillan as Prime Minister

Tuesday 11 Oct.  Dr Matthew Rendle - Creating a ‘Usable’ Past: The Legacy of the 1917 Revolution in modern Russia

Tuesday 25 Oct.  David Carter - Dr Marie Stopes: Her life and times (1880 - 1958)

Tuesday 8 Nov.   Professor Robert Bickers - Out of China: How the Chinese ended the era of Western domination

Tuesday 22 Nov.   Dr Ellie Woodacre - Early modern queens on screen: victors, villains, virgins and viragoes

Tuesday 6 Dec.     Dr Ruscombe Foster - A Moral Threesome: Florence Nightingale and the Herberts

Thursday 5 Jan.    Professor Jonathan Harris - Byzantium and the fall of Constantinople

Thursday 19 Jan.   Dr Paul Roberts - Last Supper in Pompeii: the Roman love affair with food and drink

Thursday 2 Feb.    Brent Shore - Chartism and the Plug Riots of the 1840s

Thursday 16 Feb.  Dr Marc Morris - The Anglo Saxons

Thursday 2 Mar.    Julian Halsby - The Making of the Riviera: People and Places

Thursday 16 Mar.  Dr Susan Greaney - Where history meets legend: Research and presentation at Tintagel Castle, Cornwall.                        

More details of the talks are available on our website at www.sherbornehistoricalsociety.co.uk . We are also happy to reinstate the drinks party for New Members before the talk on 25th October and the Christmas Members Evening on Tuesday 6th December. The AGM, as customary, will be held just before the last talk of the season on 16th March 2023.

The subscription has had to be raised to cover the increased costs of our Speakers and is now £20 for an individual and £40 for a joint membership.  Please go online to the Society’s website: membership.sherbornehistoricalsociety.co.uk/login , then follow the prompts for registration and renewal by debit or credit card. If you would prefer to pay by cheque or BACS transfer, please follow the instructions on the website. If you would prefer to pay by post, please get in touch with the Membership Secretary at 1 Francis Walk, Sherborne, DT9 3SF, tel. 01935 814 286

Membership Cards are now ready and will be delivered on receipt of the subscription.

With Best Wishes

John Tricker