Talk - 'Understanding English: History'

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Rugby Tavern Pub (in the function room on the 1st floor)

Great James Street · London

How to find us

We are meeting at the Rugby Tavern pub, in the 1st floor function room (nearest tube: Russell Square), lookout for the 'Cultureseeker' signs upstairs. If you can't find the pub, please text: 07905 901 834.

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One evening a month for the next 4 months, we will be having a series of talks aimed at people in the group who are from overseas, who are new to London and would like to learn more about the country they are in and it's people.

They will be at a beginner to intermediate level and the talks will be given by myself using slides on the giant screen the pub has.

The talks will be on:

Wed 17th April - English History (from the Romans to the 20th century)
Thu 23rd May - English Language (how it's evolved and who influenced it)
Thu 13th June - English Architecture (different types and how to date it)
Thu 11th July - English People (mannerisms, culture, what makes us?)

Each talk will last about 1h 15mins, with questions afterwards.

About the first talk: English History
The first talk will be a potted history of English history, from the Roman invasion in AD 43 to the 20th century.

On the talk we will learn about:

- How the Romans created London
- Who the Anglo-Saxons were and how the English language today evolved from them
- Why the year 1066 is the most memorable date in English history
- What the Normans did for us
- The Magna Carta
- Medieval Kings & Queens who created a nation
- Famous English people who defined a nation

The talk will be finished by 8:00pm

Cost is Free for Full Members of the group and £6 per person for everyone else (payable on the day).

To become a Full Member, go to:

Please note, we will be starting on time, so please be early or on time.

The nearest tube to the pub is Russell Square. The pub also serves food until 8pm.

We will have signs up upstairs, so you know it's the group.

Hope to see you there!

Robert[masked] (prefer text)

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