Talk

Short talks given to Society groups (more user friendly than the term 'Lecture')

Mad with Fright

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Talk with Dr Edward Madigan, Royal Holloway, University of London.

The First World War was the bloodiest conflict in British history. This talk will explore the nature of trench warfare and the ways in which soldiers responded to the demands of front line service.

Tickets £10: Surrey History Trust members £5

Book from: surreycc.gov.uk/culture-and-leisure/history-centre/events

 

The 1918 Flu Pandemic

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The 1918 flu pandemic was a lethal outbreak of influenza which infected 500 million people around the world,including remote Pacific islands and the Arctic, and resulted in the deaths of 50 to 100 million (three to five percent of the world's population) making it one of the deadliest natural disasters in human history. It killed the young and not the old, and was spread around the world by troops returning home after the First World War.

On The Ocean

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Professor Sir Barry Cunliffe will be speaking about his book On The Ocean: The Mediterranean and the Atlantic from Prehistory to AD 1500. This event will take place in Senate House, London and is free to all with no need to book. There will be a wine reception after the talk.

Holy Trinity Steps: A Silent Witness to Guildford's Past

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The noted Guildford historian David Rose, will give an illustrated talk on Guildford's history, telling the story from the perspective of the steps fronting the church from Guildford’s High Street. David will talk about the many events and historical moments that these steps have witnessed, and in many cases, their role in that history.

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