History


 
  We are not historians, just interested in history. So many problems in the world today have their roots in the deep past.
 
  The group is co-operative : members each read about a subject – a person, a theme like trade, science, a country – and then present what they’ve learnt to the group. It may be 5 minutes, or an hour. The research is fun, and our experience shows that members, however inexperienced, talk with ease in this small, friendly group.
 
  We started looking at the world in the early centuries of the common era, and then the eighteenth century. We are now in the sixteenth century, the age of exploration, the seeds of globalisation, and the origins of modern scientific method.
 

 
  Group Convener : David Pashley

The Group meets in Stroud Green, N4 fortnightly on Wednesdays, 10 – 11.30 a.m.

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The photos are of Krito, mourning the death of her mother, Timarista (c.410 BC); poor King Harold (1066); and Sojourner Truth, an abolitionist and women’s rights campaigner (1792-1892).

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