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THE LECTURES FOR THE 2017-18 WINTER SEASON9 October 2017 – AGM Guest Speaker: Graham Long: Bishops Pond 13 November 2017The Rules of the Game: Roy Doughty In 1893, at the height of the British Empire’s power, reach and influence, the Mediterranean fleet sank HMS Victoria, their fleet flagship, with the loss of nearly 400 lives including Vice-Admiral Sir George Tyron, their commander-in-chief. What had gone so wrong with the Empire’s Bulwark of Defence? Many said that the Royal Navy had forgotten Nelson’s Rules of the Game, and was no longer fit for its purpose in facing and defeating the Kaiser’s expanding High Seas battle fleet.Roy has been a WEA Tutor since 2008, also teaching at numerous historical societies in Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire 11 December 2017 Bone Ships, Theatres & Lewd Objects – How Napoleonic Prisoners of War Occupied Their Time: Paul Chamberlain Paul writes and lectures on the Napoleonic era, with a specialist interest in prisoners of war of this period. In 2008 his book Hell Upon Water: Prisoners of War in Britain 1793-1815 was published by The History Press. He is currently working on a new study of Norman Cross Prison Depot to be published in March 2018.He was Vice-Chairman and Trustee of the Norman Cross Eagle Appeal restoring the memorial to French prisoners of war at Norman Cross, Peterborough, and now conducts tours of the site as part of Heritage Open Days. In 2009 he was a consultant for the Time Team investigation of the Norman Cross prison site which was screened in 2010 as Death and Dominoes: The first prisoner of war camp. 8 January 2018Old Fordingbridge – Part Two Ian Newman was bred and born in the Fordingbridge 62 years ago. He went to school here and has worked in and around the town most of his working life, owning his own Undertaking business here since 1988. He has been lucky to record the many memories of older generations plus his own.. This is the second part of his view of Fordingbridge based on his and their memories. 12 February 2018 The Life of William Beckford: Amy Frost Amy Frost is the Curator of Beckford’s Tower & Museum in Bath and the Senior Curator of the Bath Preservation Trust based at the Museum of Bath Architecture. Alongside her work on the life and aesthetics of the British collector and writer William Beckford (1760-1844), she specialises in British architecture of the eighteenth and early nineteenth century. She is also a part-time Teaching Fellow at the University of Bath, School of Architecture.12 March 2018 Downton Water Mills: George Purcell After obtaining a Ph.D in theoretical astronomy, George spent most of his early career solving mathematical problems and writing software before becoming a project manager in a research company. He lives in one of the former Downton mills and began researching their history when he retired a few years ago. The lecture addresses all the mills from Domesday to the present day.9 April 2018Horses for The Great War – Phoebe Merrick We’ve probably all seen clips from “War Horse” and know something of Michael Morpurgo’s story, but this is the real thing. As well as involving many young men, the Great War involved millions of horses and mules for transport. This talk discusses their acquisition and training, particularly at a camp on the outskirts of Romsey.

aTHE LECTURES FOR THE 2017-18 WINTER SEASONDetailed Programme9 October 2017 – AGM Guest Speaker: Graham Long: Bishops Pond 13 November 2017The Rules of the Game: Roy Doughty In 1893, at the height of the British Empire’s power, reach and influence, the Mediterranean fleet sank HMS Victoria, their fleet flagship, with the loss of nearly 400 lives including Vice-Admiral Sir George Tyron, their commander-in-chief. What had gone so wrong with the Empire’s Bulwark of Defence? Many said that the Royal Navy had forgotten Nelson’s Rules of the Game, and was no longer fit for its purpose in facing and defeating the Kaiser’s expanding High Seas battle fleet.Roy has been a WEA Tutor since 2008, also teaching at numerous historical societies in Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire 11 December 2017 Bone Ships, Theatres & Lewd Objects – How Napoleonic Prisoners of War Occupied Their Time: Paul Chamberlain Paul writes and lectures on the Napoleonic era, with a specialist interest in prisoners of war of this period. In 2008 his book Hell Upon Water: Prisoners of War in Britain 1793-1815 was published by The History Press. He is currently working on a new study of Norman Cross Prison Depot to be published in March 2018.He was Vice-Chairman and Trustee of the Norman Cross Eagle Appeal restoring the memorial to French prisoners of war at Norman Cross, Peterborough, and now conducts tours of the site as part of Heritage Open Days. In 2009 he was a consultant for the Time Team investigation of the Norman Cross prison site which was screened in 2010 as Death and Dominoes: The first prisoner of war camp. 8 January 2018Old Fordingbridge – Part Two Ian Newman was bred and born in the Fordingbridge 62 years ago. He went to s