Marlborough History Society Programme - 2019
Date
Topic
Speaker
Thursday 17 January
The Merchant's House - A history of the restoration project
Clyde Nancarrow
   
Chairman of the Trustees of the Merchant's House
Thursday 21 February
Recent archaeological discoveries in Wiltshire
Pomeroy Kellinger
   
A specialist in the prehistoric landscapes of Avebury and Stonehenge, Melanie has been County Archaeologist for Wiltshire for the last 12 years. Amongst other teaching commitments she runs two courses on Archaeology at the Marlborough College Summer School.
2019 AGM at 7:00 pm - Prior to Talk
Thursday 21 March
Death in Ekaterinberg - Assassination or Execution?
Chris Danziger
   
Chris was formerly Head of History at St Edward's School, Oxford, and a lecturer at the Universities of Durham and Cape Town. For the past 15 years he has been a Tutor in the Oxford University Department of Continuing Education. He teaches Modern European History, with a special interest in Napoleonic France and Romanov Russia.
Thursday 11 April
The Wiltshire Countryside 200 years ago.
John Byrom
   
John has taught English Language and Literature in Marlborough, Norway and Scotland. He has now retired and lives happily in Perthshire, where with his two cats he is developing his knowledge of rain.
Thursday 16 May
Eglantyne Jebb - Founder of the Children's Society who taught in Marlborough, for which there is a Blue Plaque on the Public Library
Clare Mulley
   
Clare Mulley is the award-winning author of The Woman Who Saved the Children, which won the Daily Mail Biographers' Club Prize, and The Spy Who Loved, now optioned by Universal Studios. Clare's third book, The Women Who Flew for Hitler, is a dual biography of two extraordinary women at the heart of the Third Reich, but who ended their lives on opposide sides of history. A regular contributor to TV and radio, Clare recently gave a TEDx talk at Stormont, wrote the BBC Reith Lecture quiz, and lectures in London and Paris.
June, July and August
No Meetings
Thursday 19 September
The Political Scene in Europe in the last quarter of the 18th Century - The French Revolution, and Napoleon - Harbingers of Modern European History.
Michael Hart
   
Michael Hartís father was German; from 1939 to 1943 he was at school in Berlin. In 1943 he managed to escape and reached the American forces. After the war he came to England and went to Keble College Oxford, where he read History. After that he taught history at Shrewsbury School and then became headmaster of Mill Hill School from 1967-74. He runs several courses at Summer School each year which are very popular and well-attended, and he also runs regular U3A classes in Marlborough on German and on Current Affairs.
Thursday 17 October
The architectural scene in Europe in the last quarter of the 18th Century - An Age of Diverse Tastes in Archicture.
Chris Rogers
   
Chris was at Merton College Oxford, has taught at several well-known schools and is a regular NADFAS lecturer with a profound knowledge of art and architecture.
Wednesday 20 November
NB: Wednesday not Thursday

The Musical Scene in Europe in the last quarter of the 18th Century - Mozart and the Enlightenment
Robin Nelson
   
Robin studied Music at Christ's College, Cambridge and was then head of music in several schools, including 20 years at Marlborough College. He is now the conductor of the Swindon Choral Society, and gives talks at Summer School and at weekends in the winter months.
December
No Meeting

All meetings start at 7.30pm
Unless otherwise stated.

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

Guests are welcome - £5.00 each.

Students half-price.