BloomThe Group chooses a period in history and researches what happened at that time across the world. We each choose a subject that takes our fancy, read around it, and then talk about it.

Group Coordinator: Lydia Bloom (click to contact)

Fortnightly at 2.30pm on the second and fourth Mondays of the month

We meet at the coordinator's flat at Finsbury Park

This group has worked through the 17th and 18th century, and is halfway through the 19th. This is a DIY group, none of whom are professional historians although they enjoy doing the research, with everyone taking turns to present a topic of their own choice, usually two topics per session. Everyone has a free choice of topic, not just wars and politics but lives of notable people, artists, explorers, scientists, philosophers. Recent topics include The First Afghan War (1839), Regency Life in London, the Greek War of Independence (1823), John Keats and the Rosetta Stone. Talks are followed by discussion.




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