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Brighton Branch

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Brighton Branch

July 2019

Brighton Branch: Talk ‘Walter Gibraltar: From Sussex to the Bishop’s Palace, Malta’

July 23, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Hove Club, 28 Fourth Avenue
Hove, BN3 2PJ United Kingdom
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Walter Trower (1804 - 1877) married Elizabeth Goring of Winston House in Sussex and became Bishop of Gibraltar. From his base in Malta he travelled to Greece, Turkey, Italy, France and Spain. The British Empire was approaching its apogee and the international situation was tense, so politics and concerns about war took up almost as much time as religious affairs. Dr Janet Pennington taught local history and palaeography for the Centre for Continuing Education at Sussex University and was archivist…

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September 2019

Brighton Branch: Talk ‘Libya. A love lived, a life betrayed’

September 24, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Hove Club, 28 Fourth Avenue
Hove, BN3 2PJ United Kingdom
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The talk follows the trajectory of Susan M. Sandover, who was lucky enough to have chosen an enlightened, forward-thinking Libyan career diplomat, Bashir, to spend her life with. They supported each other through the traumas, difficulties, and terrifying experiences associated with the Gaddafi regime of US and NATO bombings, coups, a revolution and a blasphemy case but also enjoyed years of good times together.

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