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June 2021

Dr Peter Hicks – Napoleon and the British, before and during St Helena

17 June @ 19:00 - 20:30 CEST
Virtual Zoom meeting, Your location France
Free 8 tickets left

The first ever biographies of Napoleon were written not in French but in English, the only serious biographies of the Consul and later Emperor were written in the same language and during his lifetime. During both of his abdications and exiles, ‘Boney’ was frequently the subject of book, newspaper articles, etc. The exile on St Helena was to provide for the springboard for an obsession in the English-language world that lasts to this day. My talk will discuss this little-known,…

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July 2021

Hot Topics for Top Minds

21 July @ 20:00 - 21:00 CEST
Virtual Zoom meeting, Your location France
Free 19 tickets left

The Society's fifth quarterly virtual meeting to debate topics considered to be of interest by the participants, proposed in advance, will be held on Wednesday 21st July 2021 from 8pm to 9pm. Places will be limited to a maximum of 20 so everyone is able to have their say on each topic. The critical thing is to have a range of interesting topics, which is down to you please. The topics can be on almost any subject – topical, scientific,…

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September 2021

Peter Elliott – The ‘art’ of self-publishing: a view by a Trinity lawyer, an escapist into history

8 September @ 19:00 - 20:30 CEST
Virtual Zoom meeting, Your location France
Free 49 tickets left

Peter will tell a story of a Cambridge Law tripos student, who should have read history, but devoted a career to law, and then in retirement switched back to his first love, history. From his rustic base in the Languedoc, far from sophisticated libraries, Peter carries out most of his research remotely. He will cover: use of archives, libraries, databases; building a network relating to the subject and topic; - combining text and image to tell a story; he art…

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