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Historical Association Lectures for 2020-21

Historical Association branch meetings have been a regular feature in the Girls’ Division for the past six years. Each year, a series of seven lectures are delivered by a range of academics from the North West and further afield. Attendees meet in the comfortable surroundings of the Sutcliffe Suite and enjoy a chat over tea and biscuits before and after the highly stimulating lectures. Over the past year, attendees have enjoyed lectures on the American Civil War, Russian political dissent and Simon de Montfort. The Branch welcomes pupils from a number of surrounding schools - in particular at the Great Debate competition - a heat for which was held in November 2020.

In order to allow for more time to adapt to ever changing circumstances with regards to COVID-19, the branch has decided to postpone the start of the 2020-21 season until January 2021. There will be six lectures, running into June for the first time in the branch’s history. 

Whilst the branch has often provided comfort on cold winter nights, we do hope that members, new and old, will now join us as in the spring and summer of 2021. We hope to welcome lecturers who will be speaking about the Mayflower, the Jacobites and 17th Century Versailles. In the meantime, please follow @boltonhistory on Twitter, or ‘Bolton Historical Association’ on Facebook, for updates. Alternatively, please speak to Mr Owen, Head of History, in school.

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