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HISTORY TALKS 

Experienced speakers leading sessions with groups of all ages, including museums, schools, historical societies and clubs

Carol Harris

Historical views on current affairs 

  • Safety and numbers – the history of migration, refugees and the UK*

  • Two forward, one back: women’s fight for equal pay in the UK‡

  • Leading or following? -- women as world leaders 

  • Protected and respected -- children's rights 

 

WW2

  • Making Do -- Wartime fashions 1939 - 45 **

  • Women in World War Two - the home front **

  • Women in World War Two - the services; WRNS, WAAF, ATS **

  • Lady Denman and the formation of the WI *

  • Women’s Land Army**

  • Stella Reading and Women’s Voluntary Services**

  • War Artists in the Two World Wars

WW1

  • Women on the Home Front in WW1

  • Women, the vote and the war to end all wars*

  • WW1, women and sport

  • War Artists in the Two World Wars

Fashion

  • Putting on the Ritz:  1920s and 30s fashions **

  • Making do: fashion in WW2

Medical

  • Militant medics – doctors and the fight for women’s suffrage ‡

  • Doctors on the home front in WW2**

  • Expecting the unexpected -- public health in WW1 and WW2 ‡

  • Doctors and polar exploration ‡

Foundling Hospital and Georgian England

  • Thomas Coram and the Foundling Hospital

  • Building Bloomsbury 

Polar Exploration

  • Ernest Shackleton and the Endurance expedition*

Mike Brown

WW2

 

  • Entertainment in wartime Britain * 

  • A Child’s War - growing up in wartime Britain  **

  • Evacuation in World War Two *

  • The suburban home front in the WW2 **

  • Christmas on the home front 1939 - 45 **

  • The Day Peace Broke Out – VE Day*

  • The Real Dad’s Army – the Home Guard**

WW1

  • Homefires – on the Home Front in Britain in the First World War  **

  • The First Battle of Britain – Zeppelins in the First World War **

  • Feeding the Family in the First World War  **

Fashion

  • The 1950s Look

  • The 1960s Look

  • CC41 Utility Clothing

Spanish Civil War

 

  • The Spanish Civil War and its influence in wartime Britain **

For bookings and further information

Please use our contact page, or

Email  harbro@btinternet.com

Mobile 07891 646455 

Telephone  020 8291 4200

*  Illustrated with photographs, contemporary magazines, etc.

** Illustrated with artefacts; ration books, uniforms, clothes, etc.

‡  Illustrated with Powerpoint, excerpts from film and/or radio etc