Taunton Deane Branch Programme

Branch Programme

By Geoff Bisson


Venue: Queen's College, Taunton (unless otherwise stated)

Time: 7.30 pm

Entry charge: £2.00 per meeting (£8.00 for all 6 meetings) A separate charge is made for the AGM lunch and/or visits

For further information please contact: G. Bisson (01823 353749)



Wednesday 19th September 2018

Venue: The White Horse, Bradford on Tone.  

The AGM lunch with:

Martin Davidson (Vice Chair, Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society)

‘The Norman Garden: How to make a project out of very little

Please book a place in advance by contacting Mr Bisson: Cost £10.


Wednesday 10th October 2018

Catherine Nixey (Journalist and Historian)

‘The Darkening Age: The Christian Destruction of the Classical World’


Wednesday 7th November 2018

Dr Charles Laderman (King’s College, London)

‘Sharing the Burden: The Armenian Question and the Anglo-American Search for a New World Order’


Thursday 22nd November 2018

The Great Debate (for 16 - 19 year old students)

South West of England Heat of HA Competition (6.00 pm)

'What was the greatest failure of the Age of Revolutions?'

Wednesday 5th December 2018

Dr Jameson Tucker (University of Plymouth)

‘The French Wars of Religion, 1562-98: Huguenots, Holy Leagues and Dynasties’


Wednesday 9th January 2019

Dr Christopher Dillon (King’s College, London)

‘Dachau and the SS: A Schooling in Violence’


Wednesday 6th February 2019

Dr Claire McCallum (University of Exeter)

‘The Second World War in Russian Memory from 1945 to the Present’


Wednesday 6th March 2019

Professor Jean Seaton (University of Westminster)

‘Pinkoes and Traitors: The BBC and the Nation in the 1970s and Now’