Guild Events and Day Schools

Tuesday 16 November Sholom Aleichem was probably most successful of all the Jewish writers. He was certainly the most widely read and possibly the most famous writer in his own lifetime. His name was known across the world equally as well as that of Charles Dickens or William Shakespeare. He was proud of being known as the “Jewish Mark Twain”, the...

“Clodius was born into a rich, powerful, established, patrician family. What he did in order to gain political power was both unprecedented and remarkable: he turned his back on the patrician roots of his family and asked to be adopted by a plebeian family. As the inimitable Mary Beard puts it: “[Clodius] has gone down in history as the mad...

Emile Zola is very much a case for the Marmite test of literature, you either like him or struggle to come to terms with his style and his subject matter. He is without doubt one of the most important of the French novelists of the late nineteenth century. His work looks in detail at every aspect of French Society, lifting...

Historians are taking over the Guild!

On Saturday 21st May 2022, family and local historians are taking over the Guild for a day long festival of workshops, mini lectures, stalls,...

Family History Day

May 21, 2022

Historians are taking over the Guild! On Saturday 21st May 2022, family and local historians are taking over the Guild for a day long festival of workshops, mini lectures, stalls, and more. Resident family and social history tutor, Gill Rossini, was inspired to create the event on realising that her varied portfolio of history study groups didn’t know each other...

On the 21st May 2022, family historians will take over the guild for a busy and fascinating day. As well as stalls representing local and regional archives and historical societies, there will be book and ephemera stalls to browse, mini-lectures, demonstrations and more. Refreshments will be available and the guild’s resident family history tutor, Gill Rossini, will be on hand...