Marlborough History Society Programme - 2019
Date
Topic
Speaker
Thursday 17 January
The Merchant's House - A history of the restoration project
Clyde Nancarrow
Michael Gray
   
Items of special interest in the 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.
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 18 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
Clare Mulley
   
Nick, our local Marlborough historian is one of the founding members of the Marlborough History Society.
June, July and August
No Meetings
Thursday 19 September
The Political Scene in Europe in the last quarter of the 18th Century.  (Title yet to be decided.)
Michael Hart
   
Michael Hartís father was English and his mother 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 ARCHITECTURE
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.
Thursday 20 November
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.
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.