Ray Sutton’s Lectures, Spring 2015

 Historical Enthusiasms

A series of lectures on random historical topics

27 Jan    From Magna Carta to Simon De Montfort
3 Feb      Regicides Brief: The Leicestershire lawyer who tried Charles 1st
10 Feb    Italian Art and Popular Culture 1900-1945
17 Feb    Medieval women
24 Feb    The Nineteenth Century Gin Craze
3 Mar     Oliver Cromwell’s Commonwealth
10 Mar   George Orwell and the Spanish Civil War
17 Mar    Prophet of Love : D H Lawrence and his women
24 Mar   Samuel Pepys and Restoration London
31 Mar   Walt Whitman : American poet and tribune of democracy

Rawlins Academy, Quorn

Tuesday evenings

7.30 – 9pm

Admission £3 per lecture attended

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Leicestershire Local History

A series of Monday evening lectures

2 Feb     Lost Villages and Castle Sites in Leicestershire
9 Feb     Lady Jane and the Greys of Bradgate
16 Feb   The road to Bosworth: Leicestershire in the Wars of the Roses
23 Feb    1485: The Battle of Bosworth and death and burial of Richard III
2 Mar     Plague and Witchcraft
9 Mar    Lost Canals of Leicestershire and Rutland
16 Mar   Leicestershire in the Civil War 1642-49
23 Mar   Leicestershire Luddites and Chartists
30 Mar   Thomas Cook and the Railway Age in Leicestershire

The Anchor Inn, Loughborough Road, Hathern.

(In the Function Room)

Monday evenings 7.30-9pm,

Admission £3 per lecture attended

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Art History

Quorn Village Hall

Thursday morning 10-11.30am

recommence on 29 Jan.

Admission £3 per lecture attended

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