Revolution starts off new Historical Association Bristol Branch

Published 25th October 2017

 On Wednesday’s  the 11th October a packed lecture theatre with an audience of 120 heard the first lecture of the new Bristol Historical Association.  Professor Chris Read of Warwick gave a fascinating lecture on the question “Is there anything to celebrate about the Russian Revolution”.  Professor Read ranged through questions about the real significance of Trotsky, the various types of revolution going on in Russia in 1917 to the place of Lenin in popular Russian History today.  The audience contributed some thought provoking questions at the end of the lecture.  Two sixth formers present told their teacher next day “They LOVED it!” and one Tweet on the Branch’s Facebook Page summed it up as “what a terrific start! A great turn out to hear the brilliant Prof Chris Read. Buzzing and inspired from the evening; thank you.”  The next events for November are a lecture on the Europe's Great Witch Hunt by Professor Ronald Hutton on 1st November and a guided tour of the newly opened British Aerospace Museum which houses Concorde and traces Bristol role in the history of aviation on Saturday 11th November.  Looks likes Bristol’s HA is really taking off.  Do Contact them via their website https://bristolha.wordpress.com/ for more details or on Facebook https://m.facebook.com/BristolHistoricalAssociation/