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Ouse Valley Branch

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Ouse Valley Branch

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January 2020

Ouse Valley Branch: Lunch & Talk ‘THE HOUSE OF LORDS: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE’

January 22, 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
The Sharnbrook Hotel, Bedford, Park Lane, Sharnbrook
Bedford, MK44 1LX United Kingdom
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THE RT HON BARONESS D’SOUZA, Former Lord Speaker of the House of Lords Our speaker has had a distinguished career in science – anthropology, brain chemistry and human nutrition. She has, in addition, a wide range of other interests – human rights, development, gender equality. She was created a Life Peer in 2004 and sat as a crossbencher in the House of Lords, being elected Lord Speaker for 5 years from 2011 to 2016.    Baroness D’Souza is therefore well qualified…

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February 2020

Ouse Valley Branch: Lunch & Talk ‘CONTEMPORARY AMERICA’

February 27, 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
The Sharnbrook Hotel, Bedford, Park Lane, Sharnbrook
Bedford, MK44 1LX United Kingdom
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PROFESSOR GARY GERSTLE, Professor of American History and Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge Gary Gerstle lives in Cambridge, England, and Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is primarily an historian of 20th century America with particular expertise in immigration and race issues. He has lectured worldwide, and is frequently consulted for his views on contemporary questions in the USA. In his talk to us he will give a broad survey of current trends in American society – race relations, migration,…

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March 2020

Ouse Valley Branch: Lunch & Talk ‘MARK RUTHERFORD’S PEOPLE’

March 31, 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
The Sharnbrook Hotel, Bedford, Park Lane, Sharnbrook
Bedford, MK44 1LX United Kingdom
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DR MARK CREES English teacher, author, Chairman of the Rutherford Society. MARK RUTHERFORD’S PEOPLE Hale White was born in Bedford in 1831 and educated at Bedford Modern School. A nonconformist in religion and a civil servant and journalist. For his novels he assumed the pseudonym, Mark Rutherford. Dr Crees’s presentation will partly be a talk on Rutherford’s life and partly a dramatic reading of extracts from his novels to give a flavour of Rutherford’s writing.    The characters in the novels…

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