Thursday talks 2017
Doors open at 7pm for complimentary light refreshments. Talks begin at 7.30pm
Tickets £6 or why not buy a season ticket - all 7 talks for £35.
To book please use the links below or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 9th March
It’s your round
A virtual pub crawl of Hitchin Pubs
Archivist Mark Andrew Pardoe is your host as we discover the history of Hitchin’s hostelries
Thursday 11th May
Red Cloud’s War
How the West was lost
Andy Gibbs examines the clash of cultures which fuelled a thousand myths of ‘the Wild West’
Thursday 8th June
The Spy School
National Service in the Cold War
By Peter Robbins, who trained at Cambridge University to become a Russian military interpreter
Thursday 13th July
Period dramas have fixed a timeless image of Victorian fashion in our minds. But both men and women's clothes changed throughout the Victorian period. Hear about what influenced fashion, how it was made, and what it meant to the people wearing it.
Thursday 14th September
Life & Novels
Noel MacLachlan gives a personal view on the giant of Victorian literature, whose life was as remarkable as his novels.
Thursday 12th October
The Last Bolshevik: Nikolai Ivanovich Bukharin
100 years on from Russia's October Revolution, Andy Gibbs examines the life and legacy of Comrade Bukharin, the 'human face' of the Bolshevik Party.
Thursday 9th November
The many faces of ‘Burma’
Joy and Barry Hall's illustrated talk looks at a people often exploited and abused but now tasting democracy and new hope for the future. Come and explore crumbling colonial buildings, dazzling temples, spectacular sunsets and much, much more...