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     Zooming Through the Summer

On-line Courses - June and July 2020 

These courses are FREE to members. You may take part in as few or as many sessions as you wish. If you register your intention to attend you will receive an email invitation with joining details a day or so before each session. 

These courses have been completed. It is anticipated that the Autumn programme  will follow a similar format.


1. Monday 15th June 1.30pm – 3.30pm


Alan Sennett – Did Britain help Franco? Non–Intervention in the Spanish Civil War

Creina Mansfield – A Sort of Comedy:  Graham Greene’s fight with a Haitian dictator

Kevin Harrison – Dr James Barry ‘the most peculiar medical life of a female doctor’


2. Thursday 18th June  1.30pm – 3.30pm


Tim Cockitt – Code Breaking / Bletchley Park in World War Two

Alan Sennett – Is the Popular View of the French Resistance Largely a Myth?


3. Monday 22nd June 1.30pm – 3.30pm


Tim Cockitt – Manchester’s Experience of World War One

Steve Millward – The Music of World War One


4. Thursday 25th June 1.30pm – 3.30pm


Kevin Harrison – ‘A House Divided’: The Origins of the American Civil War

Tim Cockitt – The Battle of Gettysburg, 1863


5. Monday 29th June 1.30pm – 3.30pm


Kevin Harrison – The Old Lie – the Protocols of the Elders of Zion

Alan Sennett – American Isolationism

Creina Mansfield – The Plot Against America (2006) by Philip Roth

6. Thursday 2nd July 1.30pm – 3.30pm


Creina Mansfield – British India and Literature

Alan Sennett – Women and the British Empire


7. Monday 6th July 1.30pm – 3.30pm


Frank Vigon – Comics – A Cultural History of Everything

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