'The Big Events: St Albans Routes into History' - CHANGE OF SPEAKER

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A series of lectures about key events in the history of St Albans

Over the last few months, members of the Society, experts in their topics, have been giving talks about key events in the city's history. Our aim has been to raise funds for the New Museum project ('renaissance: St Albans').

The last talk is on Thursday 2 March at 7.45pm at Verulamium Museum. Sadly the planned speaker, Jane Kelsall discussing the renovations of St Albans Abbey at the hands of Lord Grimthorpe in the 1880s, has had to be cancelled.

Our replacement speaker will be Jon Mein, joint editor of the Society's recent well-received publication about life on the home front in St Albans during the First World War.

The title is Looking beyond the war memorials: the impact of the First World War on St Albans. In discussing why the war was indeed a 'big event' in the city's history, Jon will draw on material from the book but also explore certain themes in more depth than was possible in the publication.

The cost is £10 per ticket and bookings can be made by phoning the Museum on 01727 751810.

The previous talks in this series were:

6 October (2016) - '1st Battle of St Albans, 1455' - Peter Burley

3 November - 'The Dissolution of St Albans Monastery, 1539' - Jane Kelsall

2 February (2017) - 'Votes for a Fiver - The Parliamentary Bribery Commission, 1851' - Ann Dean

The talks are sponsored by Collinson Hall, estate agents of St Albans and Chiswell Green.

This page was added by Jonathan Mein on 23/02/2017.

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