American History

December 2018 Newsletter

The first meeting of this new group took place on Tuesday 13th November and we discussed a programme for the next few months, exploring everyone’s individual interests. We decided to meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 2.30 to 4pm at the Pearson Centre. We then had a short talk and discussion on the American mid-term elections, where we learned quite a bit about the American political system. The sample voting booklet was quite an eye-opener, to think that the electorate have so many different things to vote for in one election. No wonder they have to provide seats at the voting booths!

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday December 11th when we will have a talk from David Coy about “The Dust Bowl” which occurred during the 1930’s. We are looking for new recruits to this group which promises to offer a variety of historical and political perspectives on the USA.

Please email Celia on if you are interested.

Celia Billau