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Event Date Wednesday, 23 August 2017
Event End Date Wednesday, 23 August 2017
Cut off date Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Join us on  Friday morning @ 10.30 on 25 August 2017 at the British Heritage Society

 

Niall Ferguson was professor of history and business administration at Harvard and is a senior research fellow at several other universities, including Oxford. His books chronicle a wide range of political and socio-economic events.

 

 His  book and TV series, Civilization: The West and the Rest, aims to explain the past and present. He asks how, since the 1500s, Western nations have come to dominate the world (his answer: six “killer apps”: science, medicine, protestant work ethic, competition, property rights, consumer society). He wonders whether the West is now threatened by the rise of Asia.

 

 

Cost?         R40 cash at door (includes refreshments)

 

                   Subscriber members pay only R20

 

 

 

For further info ring Rochelle 084 44 66 362 or 031 20 55 664

 

 

Event Date Friday, 25 August 2017
Event End Date Friday, 25 August 2017
Cut off date Friday, 25 August 2017
Individual Price 40.00

'The Day India Burned' explores the bitter truth of the partition of India in 1947.

Pakistan became an Islamic state whereas India became secular. It was believed that the only way Indians could live in peace was by the partition of India into two states.

August 2017 was the 70th Anniversary of this event which occurred more or less immediately after Britain handed over India to home rule.

 

India became overnight two countries, India and Pakistan. The human tragedy of that event was immense with people being forced from their homes where they had lived peacefully for generations. That peace was shattered, many, many people died and the effects of that partition still linger on that sub-continent today.

 

It’s a very tragic story

 

When?     Wednesday morning 6 September 2017

                  10.30 am

 

Where?     British Heritage Society (in the Berea Bowling Club)

                    Ferguson Road Glenwood  (corner Brand Road)

                    Secure parking in the grounds of the Berea Bowling Club

 

Cost?          R40 (includes refreshments)

                    Subscriber members pay only R20.

Event Date Wednesday, 06 September 2017
Event End Date Wednesday, 06 September 2017
Cut off date Wednesday, 06 September 2017
Individual Price 40.00

Overview of life in Imperial Russia and the consequences of war.

Food revolts lead to February Revolution

The Czar abdicates.

The Provisional Government continues the war,

Germany helps Vladimir Lenin return to Petrograd.

Failure of the Kerensky Offensive,

Widespread desertions,

The October Revolution.

Germany supports the independence of Ukraine and Finland,

A punitive treaty on the Bolsheviks

 

When?     Wednesday morning 20 September 2017

                  10.30 am

 

Where?     British Heritage Society (in the Berea Bowling Club)

                    Ferguson Road Glenwood  (corner Brand Road)

                    Secure parking in the grounds of the Berea Bowling Club

 

Cost?          R40 (includes refreshments)

                    Subscriber members pay only R20.

Event Date Wednesday, 20 September 2017
Event End Date Wednesday, 11 November 2020
Individual Price 40.00

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