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Thursday, 8th December, 10:27 pm

The Apostle Room, Clifton Catholic Cathedral, Bristol

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The Apostle Room, Clifton Catholic Cathedral, Bristol

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Clifton Catholic Cathedral
Bristol, BS8 3BX United Kingdom

February 2019

In his own words: Samuel Johnson – a life in writing

Tuesday, 5th February 2019, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Apostle Room, Clifton Catholic Cathedral, Bristol, Clifton Catholic Cathedral
Bristol, BS8 3BX United Kingdom
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A talk by Professor Philip and Pam Smallwood. Time: 7.45pm, refreshments available from 7.15pm Cost: Members entrance £2; Guests and visitors £5 Venue: The Apostle room of Clifton Catholic Cathedral, BS8 3BX

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March 2019

English Law – a great English export?

Tuesday, 5th March 2019, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Apostle Room, Clifton Catholic Cathedral, Bristol, Clifton Catholic Cathedral
Bristol, BS8 3BX United Kingdom
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A talk by Robert Bourns of TLT Solicitors. Time: 7.45pm, refreshments available from 7.15pm Cost: Members entrance £2; Guests and visitors £5 Venue: The Apostle room of Clifton Catholic Cathedral, BS8 3BX

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April 2019

Bristol and the legacy of the slave trade

Tuesday, 2nd April 2019, 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
The Apostle Room, Clifton Catholic Cathedral, Bristol, Clifton Catholic Cathedral
Bristol, BS8 3BX United Kingdom
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A talk by Dr. Madge Dresser, Honorary Professor of Historical Studies, University of Bristol. Time: 7.45pm, refreshments available from 7.15pm Cost: Members entrance £2, guests and visitors £5 Venue: The Apostle room of Clifton Catholic Cathedral, BS8 3BX

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November 2019

Bristol branch: The History of the Victoria Cross

Wednesday, 20th November 2019, 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
The Apostle Room, Clifton Catholic Cathedral, Bristol, Clifton Catholic Cathedral
Bristol, BS8 3BX United Kingdom
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The History of the Victoria Cross – Harold Ackroyd and other VC heroes Speaker Christopher Ackroyd

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January 2020

Bristol branch: The Rise of China as a challenge to liberal teleology

Wednesday, 15th January 2020, 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
The Apostle Room, Clifton Catholic Cathedral, Bristol, Clifton Catholic Cathedral
Bristol, BS8 3BX United Kingdom
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The Rise of China as a challenge to liberal teleology: can China be both rich and communist? Speaker Professor Yongjin Zhang, University of Bristol

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February 2020

Bristol branch: The past, present and future of Bristol’s Museum Service

Wednesday, 12th February 2020, 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
The Apostle Room, Clifton Catholic Cathedral, Bristol, Clifton Catholic Cathedral
Bristol, BS8 3BX United Kingdom
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The past, present and future of Bristol’s Museum Service Speaker Ray Barnett, Head of Collections and Archives, Bristol

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March 2020

Bristol branch: One Man’s England

Wednesday, 18th March 2020, 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
The Apostle Room, Clifton Catholic Cathedral, Bristol, Clifton Catholic Cathedral
Bristol, BS8 3BX United Kingdom
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We regret that this event has been postponed, for further information please email nigelcurrie29@gmail.com

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September 2021

ESU Bristol talk: ‘About Britain – a journey of 70 years and 1,345 miles’ by Professor Tim Coles

Tuesday, 21st September 2021, 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
The Apostle Room, Clifton Catholic Cathedral, Bristol, Clifton Catholic Cathedral
Bristol, BS8 3BX United Kingdom
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Tim Coles, Professor of Social History at the University of Bristol, will talk about his book ‘About Britain – a journey of 70 years and 1,345 miles’. In 1951, the Festival of Britain commissioned a series of short guides they dubbed 'handbooks for the explorer'. Their aim was to encourage readers to venture out beyond the capital and on to 'the roads and the by-roads' to see Britain as a 'living country'. Yet these thirteen guides did more than celebrate…

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February 2022

Bristol Branch Event: Francis Cornish – Is power and influence drifting away from the West?

Thursday, 17th February, 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
The Apostle Room, Clifton Catholic Cathedral, Bristol, Clifton Catholic Cathedral
Bristol, BS8 3BX United Kingdom
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Former diplomat Francis Cornish will speak on ‘Is power and influence drifting away from the West?’ For further information, please contact Nigel Currie, Bristol ESU Chair: 0117 914 0773, nigelcurrie29@gmail.com

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April 2022

Bristol Branch: Should we keep an elected mayor for Bristol, or revert to the committee system?

Thursday, 28th April, 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
The Apostle Room, Clifton Catholic Cathedral, Bristol, Clifton Catholic Cathedral
Bristol, BS8 3BX United Kingdom
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In May 2012, Bristolians voted by a narrow majority to introduce an elected mayor as a way of running their city. This May, after a vote in the City Council, Bristolians are being asked to vote in another referendum on whether they wish to keep the elected mayor model, or revert to a committee system. On Thursday, 28 April, Bristol ESU are hosting a debate between two former mayoral candidates: Geoff Gollop, Conservative Councillor for Westbury-on-Trym and Henleaze, who lost…

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October 2022

Bristol Branch: ‘The Magic of Matter’ by Dr Felix Flicker

Thursday, 20th October, 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
The Apostle Room, Clifton Catholic Cathedral, Bristol, Clifton Catholic Cathedral
Bristol, BS8 3BX United Kingdom
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Bristol Branch are delighted to be hosting a talk entitled ‘The Magic of Matter’, presented by Dr Felix Flicker. Having attended the University of California, Berkley as an ESU Lindemann Trust Fellow, Dr Flicker is currently a lecturer in theoretical physics at Cardiff University and works on the quantum underpinnings of matter. His new book, ‘The Magic of Matter: Crystals, Chaos, and the Wizardry of Physics’ introduces the magic of condensed matter physics, including the science to conjure crystals from chaos…

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November 2022

Bristol Branch: ‘The False Armistice of 7th November 1918’ by Jim Smith

Thursday, 17th November, 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
The Apostle Room, Clifton Catholic Cathedral, Bristol, Clifton Catholic Cathedral
Bristol, BS8 3BX United Kingdom
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‘The False Armistice of 7th November 1918’:  A talk by Jim Smith, former History teacher and Head of Sixth Form at Speedwell School, Bristol and a visiting lecturer at the University of Bristol School of Education. The meeting is on Thursday, 17 November at the Apostle Room of the Catholic Cathedral, Pembroke Road. Doors will open at 7.15pm for light refreshments, with the talk beginning at 7.45pm. For further information please contact Nigel Currie, Chair of Bristol branch: nigelcurrie29@gmail.com. Tel:…

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