Aug 30, 2021
We are delighted to announce that our ever popular and well attended talks will, at long last, be resuming. As before, talks will be held at the Apostle Room at Clifton Cathedral where there is ample free parking.
Both autumn talks will start at 8pm, with doors open at 7.30pm to allow time for liquid refreshment and a chat.
The first talk will be on Tuesday, October 26th and will be preceded by a brief Annual General Meeting. Sadly the speaker originally booked for this event has had to pull out but we are actively seeking a replacement so watch this space.
The second talk will be on Tuesday, November 23rd and is by the ever popular Ronald Hutton whose impeccable scholarship and erudition are matched only by his wit and showmanship! In recent years he has become a television personality, frequently invited to contribute to historical documentaries.
Professor Hutton will talk to us about Oliver Cromwell, the subject of his recently published book, The Making of Oliver Cromwell. One reviewer has described the book as, "A remarkable new work which untangles the fact from the fiction (in which) Hutton reveals a man who was both genuine in his faith and deliberate in his dishonesty and uncovers the inner workings of the man who has puzzled biographers for centuries."
Come along and find out whether what you learned at school about this intriguing man was, indeed, the truth!
Our first talk in 2022 will take place on Tuesday, January 25th. It will be given by CHIS member, Professor John Bradfield and is entitled Tales from the Hotwells Waterfront. John is passionate about the history of Hotwells, where he lives, and this promises to be an entertaining and revealing talk.