Marlborough History Society Programme - 2018
Date
Topic
Speaker
Thursday 18 January
The beauty and science of crystals through the 20th century
Professor David Keen
   
A research scientist based at the Physics Department of Oxford University. His research field is crystallography, a little known area of science but influencing most of modern life. He was President of the British Crystallographical Society until 2015, and is married toi Miri, the Team Vicar of Marlborough.
Thursday 15 February
Living with Monuments: Avebury and the search for its people
Dr Nick Snashall
   
Senior archaeologist for the National Trust in Avebury
Thursday 15 March
The History of the Mary Rose
Alan Turton
   
A military historian, specialising in the English Civil War and the period up to the mid-18th century.
A Special Talk in the Town Hall at 7:30 pm in support of the Mayor's charity appeal.
Friday 16 March
The awkward place of World War I in German History.
Michael Hart, CBE
   
Formerly Head of History at Shrewsbury School and Headmaster of Mill Hill School; he is one of the most popular tutors at Marlborough Summer School, leading discussions on a wide variety subjects, of both historical and current interest.
Thursday 19 April
Castles as they were meant to be seen
Christopher Moule
   
He studied history and then art history at Cambridge, researched medieval architecture and its historical significance. Head of History at Marlborough College since 2015, he is especially keen on the links between history and any/all of the arts.
Thursday 17 May
‘White Christian Terrorism: The Ku Klux Klan Then and Now’.
Vanessa Lafaye
   
Vanessa Lafaye is the author of two acclaimed historical novels, which both dramatise real events. Her first novel, ‘Summertime’, recounts the 1935 hurricane which devastated the Florida Keys. It was short-listed for the Historical Writers' Association Debut Crown Writers' Award 2016. Her second novel, 'At first Light' fictionalizes the racist murder in Prohibition-era Key West by the KKK of a white man, because they disapproved of his relationship with a mixed-race woman. She has lived in Marlborough since 2002 and leads the town's community choir.
June, July and August
No Meetings
Thursday 20 September
Wolf Hall
Graham Bathe
   
He has worked on the history of Savernake, the Seymour family and Wolfhall for over 20 years and publishes research papers most years. He is currently part of an archaeological team unraveling the complex history of Wolfhall, which at one time was a vast palace and stretches back over a thousand years.
Thursday 18 October
Graffiti - the lost stories of the Churches around Avebury
Martin Palmer
   
A theologian, author, broadcaster and environmentalist, he is Secretary General of the Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC), a secular non-governmental organisation founded by him and His Royal Highness Prince Philip in 1995 to help faiths to develop environmental and conservation projects based on their own beliefs and practices.
Thursday 15 November
1918: WWI Conclusions and Reflections
David Du Croz
   
With an MA in History from Cambridge, he taught for 40 years, 11 of them as Head of History at the College. He then became a self-taught enthusiast for WWI stories and battlefield guide.
December
No Meeting

All meetings start at 7.30pm
Unless otherwise stated.

Venue:
St. Peter's Church, High Street, Marlborough.

Guests are welcome - £4.00 each.

Students half-price.