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Speaker Programme 2020/21

We have decided to use Zoom to provide online video interactive meetings to our membership. All of our paid-up members will receive an e-mail invitation to join each meeting. The online meetings will be scheduled for the same day and time as our usual meetings, at 7:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday each month. Sadly we cannot allow casual visitors for single meetings as the administration becomes impractical.

The online meetings will feature a live presentation with the opportunity to ask questions. As with our usual meetings there will be notices about forthcoming events and the opportunity for some social discussion.

We are starting off the new look meetings by welcoming back one of our friends who, because of changes in circumstances, has been absent from our programme for some time. Mr Frank Olding in a past life was Heritage Officer in Blaenau Gwent and has a wealth of local knowledge second to none. His subject on Wed. 18th November will be 'The Old Gods of Gwent' which will go back in time, as we did with the Wentwood outdoor talk, to the Silures People of Gwent and the Iron Age.

On Wed. 16th December Dr Naylor Firth is back with a new talk about World War 2 in the local area, which will be in living memory for some members but we all will learn some new and interesting facts.

In 2021 we plan to remain flexible, with either Zoom meetings or live events if possible in safety. The speakers we have in the pipeline include Professor Ray Howell with 'The Footprint of Llangybi Castle', postponed from the start of the first lock down; Dr Mark Lewis from the Roman Museum in Caerleon whose talk 'Archaeology on Your Doorstep' will send us all out to look at the countryside in a new way and Richard Clammer with the history of Beachley Peninsula and its ship yards.


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