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2020-21 Historical Association Lectures

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. Ordinarily, 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.

However, unsurprisingly, things will be a little different for the 2020-21 academic year.

The  first three lectures will take place virtually (via Zoom) in the new year:

11 January, 7.30pm
Dr Misha Ewen, University of Manchester
Women and the Early Modern English Empire: Family, Property and Slavery.

1 February, 7.30pm
Dr Jonathan Spangler, Manchester Metropolitan University
Versailles: Just Television Drama? Or Very Real Drama of History?

1 March, 7.30pm
Dr Chris Donaldson, Lancaster University
Mines and Mountains: Benjamin Franklin’s Tours of Northern England

Please email boltonhistory@aol.com to book a place on any of these virtual presentations. Further details about these talks can also be found here.

Don’t forget to follow @boltonhistory on Twitter, or ‘Bolton Historical Association’ on Facebook, for updates. Alternatively, please speak to Mr Owen, Head of History, in Bolton School Girls’ Division.


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