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The History Club celebrated our fifth birthday in September with the second ever hybrid Zoom / live audience.  We now have space for 70 people in person, plus a Zoom audience of those unable to join us on campus. 

As ever our aim is to provide a range of entertaining and knowledgeable speakers for talks on all matters historical, with follow up Q&A from our audience.  We also visit places of interest and arrange lunches etc when the opportunity arises.  This is all really quite informal and we do make a point of having some fun along with our learning.  The average session lasts about two hours with around 70 plus participants.


As we move to at least a partial live audience in our hybrid sessions, we look forward to re-establishing our popular post talk breakouts for refreshments, nibbles and chat.

Our club programme is scheduled for the second Wednesday of each month, commencing 2.00 pm and is sometimes supplemented by ad hoc ‘pop up’ events, such as visits to the cinema or local sites of historical interest.  The club fee is £10 per annum.

Contact: Jimmy Reid (secretary)


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2022/23 Programme


12 October 

Patrick Parsons Cleopatra's Nose: Counterfactual History and the Terrible What If’s


9 November 

Hanan Atalla – Mummies

14 December 

Brian Hannan - The Magnificent 60's: The Top Hundred Films of a Revolutionary Decade



11 January

Stuart Robertson - Charles Rennie Mackintosh

8 February

Ken Stewart (John Rae Society) – Forgotten Hero, Now   Remembered (North West Passage)


8 March

Rosemary Goring – Border Reivers

12 April

Valerie Reilly – Coats and Clarks: Paisley and Worldwide   

Thread Makers


19 April 

Club AGM

10 May

Robert Lynch - The Opium Wars


17 May 

History Club Lunch – (Venue TBC)


All events at 2pm in Graham Hills Building with GH742 the normal venue unless otherwise advised

Barbara Graham

At our September meeting, members enjoyed a typically entertaining and informed talk from Barbara Graham on 'Women Munitions Workers in World War One', actually a treatise on Women's place in early 20th century society which went well beyond this title. A marvellous presentation and we expressed our thanks again to Barbara.

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