Previous online talks

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

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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