Monthly Talks Online

During the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic a series of virtual talks was held via Zoom

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The Talks

Mike Black : The seedy side of life
Ian Christie : Decadent London was where cinema was born : an online guided tour of the sites
Sandra Clark : Women and crime in early modern England
Martyn Crucefix : Exploring the refugee experience through poetry
Stella Dadzie : A Kick in the belly: women, slavery and resistance
Sheila Hayman : Senseless: is the artificial intelligent?
Fool’s Gold : Dark Light
Gordon Hutchinson : History of Alexandra Palace
Gaye Illsley : Lasting Power of Attorney
Jo Livingston : Living history : there’s a lot of it about
Bernard Lockett : The Heritage of Gilbert and Sullivan
Tess Lugo : From evil wind to modern Qi: A brief history of Chinese medicine
Michael Lumb : Understanding performance art
Huren Marsh : Reginald Uren’s remarkable journey
Vaughan Melzer : Fifty years of Chettle Court
Andrew-John Paterson : Organising your life
John Pearson : Blessed are the cheesemakers
Jack Price : The Future of brain repair: the prospects for successful stem cell therapy
Will Rathouse : The Archaeology of the Thames foreshore
Liz Sich : La zona grigia – complicity and compliance amongst rural women, 1943-1944
Janet Sutherland : Future housing
Peter Webb : Erotic art
Peter Webb : David Hockney as I have known him
Peter Webb : Hockney’s stage set designs
Peter Webb : My day With Dali
Peter Webb : Vincent van Gogh
Luisa Welch : The History of wine
Martin Wilkinson : How economic inequality damages minds, bodies and societies
Martin Wilkinson : Inequality : its effects on mental health and climate change, and what we can do about it
❑ Talks given to the the 1960s and 70s Group
David Hepworth : Overpaid, oversexed and over there
Sarah Shaw : Secret diary of a 1970s secretary