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January 2021

Saxon & Medieval Coins and Tokens c600 – 1662 – David Rudling

21st January 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Thursday, January 21st  @8pm – 9pm, on Zoom   Back by popular request, Dr David Rudling of the Sussex School of Archaeology, will follow last year’s talk about the origin of money by examining the development of coinage in Britain from Saxon to post-medieval times. Topics will include the issuing of private tokens made of pewter, lead, copper and silver, and the design and purposes of coins - as propaganda tools as much as instruments of trade. Details of how…

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February 2021

Plagues, Pandemics and Covid-19 – Rupert Matthews

18th February 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Thursday, February 18th   @8pm – 9pm, on Zoom   The world has been in Lockdown due to the new disease Covid-19. But how does this most recent pandemic compare to earlier pandemics such as the Spanish Flu, SARS, Smallpox or the Black Death? In this topical talk based on his forthcoming new book, Rupert Matthews explains how pandemics occur, why some new diseases are more dangerous than others. The talk then looks at the progress of past pandemics, society's reaction,…

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March 2021

Sussex Murders and Misdemeanours – Paul Green

18th March 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

March 18th  @8pm – 9pm, on Zoom or preferably a personal appearance if the restrictions are lifted in time for a March Village Hall meeting.   Real cases from 18/19th century.   The speaker, Paul Green, dresses as a Victorian judge and presents the evidence, asking the audience to be the jury.   Some cases are not as clear cut as one might think!  

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April 2021

Art and Illusion – Ian Gledhill

15th April 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Thursday, April 15th @8pm – 9pm, on Zoom The story of stage scenery from Sophocles to Spiderman!   Ian Gledhill is, among other things, a professional stage designer, and the talk will include practical demonstrations of some of his work.

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