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Season 2019 / 2020 – Talk 11 – Pax Britannica Pax Britannica describes the role of the Royal Navy in the century between 1815 and 1914, where Britain acted as ‘global policeman’ The talk is given by Elizabeth Anson. She has a great personal knowledge of the Royal Navy because she is the daughter of … Continue reading "Pax Britannica" The post Pax B…
 
Season 2019 / 2020 – Talk 10 – The Amritsar Massacre and its aftermath John Hambly tells us about the Amritsar Massacre and its aftermath. Often referred to as the Jallianwala Bagh massacre because that was the area of Amritsar where it took place in. John starts by setting the scene and telling us about … Continue reading "The Amritsar Massacre" T…
 
Season 2019 / 2020 – Talk 09 – British Art between the Wars Peter Duffy tells us about the key contributors to British Art between the Wars. Peter starts by introducing is to Britain before the First World War. He tells us about art at that time, Artists: We are introduced to the leading artistic … Continue reading "British Art between the Wars" Th…
 
Season 2019 / 2020 – Talk 08 – Ataturk – the greatest Nation Builder of modern times Alan Freeland tells us the amazing story of the life of Ataturk – the greatest Nation Builder of modern times. To call Ataturk a complex person is a great understatement! Alan takes us through the ups and downs of … Continue reading "Ataturk – the greatest Nation B…
 
Season 2019 / 2020 – Talk 06 – Sleepwalking into World War 1 Lorna Thomas tells us the fascinating story about the nations Sleepwalking into World War 1. She starts by telling us about the protagonists. A time of great Empires, Empires with ambitions to expand. At the same time, some Empires were weakening with states … Continue reading "Sleepwalki…
 
Season 2019 / 2020 – Talk 06 – Prohibition Joanne Watson tells us about Prohibition. She starts by covering the journey that the US followed to the passing of the Eighteenth Amendment. We then hear about what happened after. Moral conscience: There was a flowering of moral conscience after the abolition of slavery. American adults … Continue readin…
 
Season 2019 / 2020 – Talk 05b – Into the Outback (part B) with Captain Charles Sturt and John McDouall Stuart Into the Outback (part B) is Michael A’Bear’s talk about the explorers Captain Charles Sturt and John McDouall Stuart. He tells us about their discoveries and the cost to their health. Captain Charles Sturt: … Continue reading "Into the Out…
 
Season 2019 / 2020 – Talk 05a – The Burke and Wills Expedition Michael A’Bear’s talk is about the Burke and Wills Expedition into the Outback of Australia in 1860 to 1861. He tells us of initial success, suspect deeds and disaster! The plan: The Royal Society of Victoria organised the expedition. It started from … Continue reading "Burke and Wills …
 
Season 2019 / 2020 – Talk 04 – Victorian Philanthropy and its Legacy Judith Edge’s talk is about Victorian Philanthropy and its Legacy. She introduces us to four different people and one couple. Joseph Rowntree: A Quaker and businessman from York. He made his fortune from chocolate and created three Charitable trusts in 1904: The … Continue reading…
 
Season 2019 / 2020 – Talk 03 b – David Lloyd George Michael A’Bear tells us about the life of David Lloyd George. There was no hyphen until he became a Lord! We learn that David George was born in Hulme near Manchester. His father was a teacher. When his father died the family was … Continue reading "David Lloyd George" The post David Lloyd George …
 
Season 2019 / 2020 – Talk 03 a – Robert Baden-Powell Michael A’Bear tells us about the life of Robert Baden-Powell. We learn that he was born in Paddington in 1857. His father taught geometry at Oxford. Robert was the fifth of the six children borne by his mother. His mother was the daughter of … Continue reading "Robert Baden-Powell" The post Robe…
 
Season 2019 / 2020 – Talk 02 – The Scramble for Africa and the Winds of Change Richard Thomas tells us about the Scramble for Africa which took place over a short period at the end of the nineteenth century. He then goes on to tell us about the Winds of Change leading to African … Continue reading "The Scramble for Africa" The post The Scramble for…
 
Season 2019 / 2020 – Talk 01 – The London Underground The talk by Tim Davies on the London Underground is the first talk of the 2019 / 2020 year. Tim tells us London before the Underground. Walkers ran the risk of unpleasantness from above and around their feet because people emptied chamber pots from above … Continue reading "The London Undergroun…
 
Season 2018 / 2019 – Talk 16 D – Aethelstan David Simpson’s talk on Aethelstan is the last in a series of four short talks given at the end of the Summer ‘Term’ to the Farnham U3A World History Group. David tells us that he is a forgotten King from the Dark Ages. Aethelstan was … Continue reading "Aethelstan" The post Aethelstan appeared first on T…
 
Season 2018 / 2019 – Talk 16 C – The Chinese Art of Dissent Alan Freeland’s talk on The Chinese Art of Dissent is the third in a series of four short talks given at the end of the Summer ‘Term’ to the Farnham U3A World History Group. The first part of the talk looks … Continue reading "The Chinese Art of Dissent" The post The Chinese Art of Dissent…
 
Season 2018 / 2019 – Talk 16 B – Handel in London Ian Wallace’s talk Handel in London is the second in a series of four short talks given to the Farnham U3A World History Group. Ian’s talk charts the life of George Frederick Handel from his arrival in London until his death. As a … Continue reading "Handel in London" The post Handel in London appea…
 
Season 2018 / 2019 – Talk 16 A – In the Blood Andrew Cole’s talk In the Blood is the first in a series of four short talks given to the Farnham U3A World History Group. Andrew’s talk is about the influence that parents have on the careers chosen by their children. He starts by … Continue reading "In the Blood" The post In the Blood appeared first o…
 
Season 2018 / 2019 – Talk 14 A – Spending a Penny Spending a Penny (A) is the first part of the talk by Tim Davies. The organisers of the Great Exhibition appoint George Jennings to provide the ‘necessary convenience’ for the Great Exhibition in Hyde Park. He installed ‘monkey closets’ used by over 827,000 … Continue reading "Spending a Penny (A)" …
 
Season 2018 / 2019 – Talk 14 B – Spending a Penny Spending a Penny (B) is the second part of the talk by Tim Davies. In this part George Jennings marries his first wife Mary Ann Coates Gill in 1836. They had four children. George Jennings established his company in Paris Street, Lambeth, in … Continue reading "Spending a Penny (B)" The post Spendin…
 
Season 2018 / 2019 – Talk 13 a – Marconi (1) Please note: This talk is in two parts and Marconi (1) is the first part. Please scroll down to the second part after listening to this one. I regret that the sound quality varies during the recording due to issues with the PA system. … Continue reading "Marconi (1)" The post Marconi (1) appeared first o…
 
Season 2018 / 2019 – Talk 13 b – Marconi (2) Please note: This talk is in two parts and Marconi (2) is the second part. I regret that the sound quality varies during the recording due to issues with the PA system. Alan Freeland continues to tell us about the life of Marconi. This … Continue reading "Marconi (2)" The post Marconi (2) appeared first …
 
Season 2018 / 2019 – Talk 12 a – Victoria and Albert (1) Please note: This talk is in five parts and Victoria and Albert (1) is the first part. Please scroll down to each part after listening to the previous part. There is a linked video after parts 1, 2, 4 and 5. Nigel … Continue reading "Victoria and Albert (1)" The post Victoria and Albert (1) a…
 
Season 2018 / 2019 – Talk 12 b – Victoria and Albert (2) Please note: This talk is in five parts and Victoria and Albert (2) is the second part. Please scroll down to each part after listening to the previous part. There is a linked video after parts 1, 2, 4 and 5. Nigel … Continue reading "Victoria and Albert (2)" The post Victoria and Albert (2) …
 
Season 2018 / 2019 – Talk 12 c – Victoria and Albert (3) Please note: This talk is in five parts and Victoria and Albert (3) is the third part. Please scroll down to each part after listening to the previous part. There is a linked video after parts 1, 2, 4 and 5. Nigel … Continue reading "Victoria and Albert (3)" The post Victoria and Albert (3) a…
 
Season 2018 / 2019 – Talk 12 d – Victoria and Albert (4) Please note: This talk is in five parts and Victoria and Albert (4) is the fourth part. Please scroll down to each part after listening to the previous part. There is a linked video after parts 1, 2, 4 and 5. Nigel … Continue reading "Victoria and Albert (4)" The post Victoria and Albert (4) …
 
Season 2018 / 2019 – Talk 12 e – Victoria and Albert (5) Please note: This talk is in five parts and Victoria and Albert (5) is the last part. Please scroll down to each part after listening to the previous part. There is a linked video after parts 1, 2, 3 and 4. Nigel … Continue reading "Victoria and Albert (5)" The post Victoria and Albert (5) ap…
 
Season 2018 / 2019 – Talk 11 A – Shortcuts Around the World (A) – the Suez and Panama Canals Please note: Shortcuts Around the World (A) is the first part of the talk by Bruce Oelman. Once you have listened to this part please scroll down to part B. In Shortcuts Around the World … Continue reading "Shortcuts Around the World (A)" The post Shortcuts…
 
Season 2018 / 2019 – Talk 11 B – Shortcuts Around the World (B) – the Suez and Panama Canals Please note: Shortcuts Around the World (B) is the second part of the talk by Bruce Oelman. In Shortcuts Around the World (B) Bruce tells us about the building of the Panama Canal. He covers the difficulties … Continue reading "Shortcuts Around the World (B…
 
Season 2018 / 2019 – Talk 10 A – The Sick Man of Europe and the Berlin Conference of 1878 (A) Please note: this talk is in two parts. Please scroll down to the second part after listening to Part A. Peter Duffy tells us about the fate of Turkey and the Ottoman Empire in … Continue reading "The Sick Man of Europe (A)" The post The Sick Man of Europe…
 
Season 2018 / 2019 – Talk 10 B – The Sick Man of Europe and the Berlin Conference of 1878 (B) Peter Duffy tells us about the fate of Turkey and the Ottoman Empire in The Sick Man of Europe and the Berlin Conference of 1878. The conference led to changes in the countries allocated … Continue reading "The Sick Man of Europe (B)" The post The Sick Man…
 
Another English episode, another random rant that some of you might disagree with me. It's about spoiler in literal sense that deserves more credit for helping some of people to understand what they haven't experienced something in particular yet and also how FOMO limits the experience itself. Thumbnail Photo: Jason Eppink - Flickr Link to photo: h…
 
Tanggal 17 April 2019 adalah hari di mana bangsa Indonesia akan berpesta dalam rangka pemilihan umum 2019. Pemilu selalu menjadi topik pembicaraan di khalayak ramai. Mulai dari debat capres/cawapres, kardus, golput, obrolan soal minat baca rendah dan pengaruhnya terhadap pemilu, hingga testimoni dan reportase dari Frankfurt mengenai proses Pemilu 2…
 
Season 2018 / 2019 – Talk 9 A – Darwin and Evolution (A) Sam Osmond tells the story of the life of the Victorian scientist Charles Darwin and his theory of Evolution in Darwin and Evolution (A). We hear about his early life, and how he went to Edinburgh to study to be a doctor. … Continue reading "Darwin and Evolution (A) – Talking History with Far…
 
Season 2018 / 2019 – Talk 9 – Darwin and Evolution B Sam Osmond continues the story about the life of the Victorian scientist Charles Darwin and his theory of Evolution in Darwin and Evolution (B) . We hear about Herbert Spence, a leading Victorian philosopher, and his ideas about evolution. Sam discusses selective breeding, … Continue reading "Dar…
 
Dari judul udah ketahuan sih bakalan seperti apa topiknya. Tapi, kebanyakan jarang ada yang ngasih solusi soal MRT ini, terutama buat ngadepin orang-orang yang nggak tahan sama ke-norak-an calon penumpang MRT. Semoga episode ini bisa dianggep jadi salah satu kritik maupun saran buat kemajuan Indonesia juga. Thumbnail photo by Shubhi Rofiddinsa…
 
The title says it all...well it actually was "Reverse culture-shock-ception" but I decided to scrap that out and use a line from a poet called "Diaspora Blues" by Ijeoma Umebinyuo. This episode revolves mainly around my personal experience of adjusting back and forth between home and Germany...and that actually is exhausting. I'll just leave it to …
 
Season 2018 / 2019 – Talk 8 a in the Austro Hungarian Empire (a) Jo Huddleston tells us about the early years of the Empire. He tells us that there were Prime Ministers in both Austria and Hungary. He discusses the stress this caused and the need for the Emperor to keep tight control. We … Continue reading "The Austro Hungarian Empire (a) – Talking…
 
Season 2018 / 2019 – Talk 8 b The Austro Hungarian Empire (b) continues Jo’s talk. Jo picks up the story in the 1880s, and tells us about the period to the Empire’s dissolution in 1918. We hear about the lack of democratic government and the stress caused by the differences between Austria and Hungary. … Continue reading "The Austro Hungarian Empir…
 
Film-film Indonesia saat ini udah jadi alternatif buat orang-orang yang gemar ke bioskop, apalagi sekarang pilihannya makin banyak, yang kualitasnya tinggi makin sering bermunculan. Namun seiring dengan kecanggihan internet yang makin menjadi-jadi, film-film Indonesia masih belom punya pangsa pasar yang luas. Diaspora Indonesia di luar negeri pun y…
 
Buat yang hobi nonton dan kebetulan mau kuliah ke luar negeri, mungkin episode ini bisa jadi pencerahan buat kalian biar nggak kaget kalo ternyata modal buat pergi ke bioskop itu super mahal. Tapi tenang aja, semua bisa diakalin kok, karena kita orang Indonesia! (Hasek!) Selain itu dibahas juga kenapa film-film hollywood di Jerman kok di-dubbing, s…
 
Fokus dulu wey, jangan liatin foto mbaknya aja xD (Foto stok, btw) Beberapa minggu yang lalu, gue mencoba untuk nggak berbicara/ngeluarin kata-kata dari mulut gue seharian. Banyak yang bilang ini terapi bagus buat meredam hal-hal yang biasanya nggak lo sadari keluar dari mulut lo. Kira-kira kayak apa ya rasanya? Biar tau konteks episode ini kayak g…
 
In From Faraday to Ferranti (a) Trevor tells us about the career of Michael Faraday. The son of a blacksmith with only a basic formal education he was a brilliant intuitive scientist. He was apprenticed to a bookbinder when he was 14. He read many of the books in order to improve himself. In those … Continue reading "From Faraday to Ferranti (a) – …
 
Faraday to Ferranti (b) continues Trevor’s talk about the career of Ferranti. It starts with the Grosvenor Gallery project. Ferranti redesigned the system and made it very successful. Faraday to Ferranti (b) starts with his work at the London Electric Supply Corporation where he was Chief Engineer. He designed the Deptford Power Station to provide …
 
In Kitchener, Alan Bridgeman focuses on the campaign to avenge the death of General Gordon. His main source is the book With Kitchener to Khartoum, written by the Daily Mail journalist G W Steevens who covered the campaign. The book is written in the style of the time and might not be considered to be ‘politically … Continue reading "Talking Histor…
 
The White Rajahs of Sarawak tells the story of the Brooke family’s rule of Sarawak. They ruled for 100 years from 1841 until the Japanese Invasion in December 1941. The talk starts with some of the history of the area in the centuries preceding the arrival of James Brooke. James used an inheritance to purchase … Continue reading "The White Rajahs o…
 
The White Rajahs of Sarawak tells the story of the Brooke family’s rule of Sarawak. The rule lasted for 100 years from 1841 until the Japanese Invasion in December 1941. Jenny picks up the story of the Brooke family following the departure of James in the second part of the White Rajahs of Sarawak. She … Continue reading "The White Rajahs of Sarawa…
 
Welcome to 2019! Welcome to this review of the year 1869 where Michael A’Bear delves back 150 years. In his talk he gives us a flavour of the people and events of that year. It’s an average year, he suggests, but includes the birth of Rasputin, the death of Hector Berlioz and the opening of the first Sainsbury … Continue reading "Talking History wi…
 
In the Strange Death of Liberal England – Part A Robert Sykes follows the book by George Dangerfield published in 1935. The book follows the difficulties faced by the Liberal Government in dealing with the House of Lords, the ‘Irish Question’, the women’s suffrage and the trade unions. This was the period when the Liberal … Continue reading "Talkin…
 
In the second part of his talk on the Strange Death of Liberal England Robert talks about the discord that existed in Britain in 1914 immediately prior to the start of the First World War. From a situation of strife where the Government was suffering problems with the Suffragettes, in Ireland over Home Rule and … Continue reading "Talking History w…
 
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