Qigong – NEW

Qigong is an ancient form of Chinese medicine using breath control, gentle flowing exercises and meditation to stimulate vital life energy aiming to prevent disease and increase longevity. Meets:Tuesdays 2-4pm, Wednesdays 3.30-5.30pm to November 2023 Venue:TBC Contact the Group Leader:See below

Family History

The last few years have seen a growing interest in family history, in part because of popular TV programmes such as the BBC’s “Who Do You Think You Are?”.  At the same time, more and more information has become accessible online, making it possible for individuals to research their own family history without having to …

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American History Group Presentations

Some of the presentations prepared for the American History Group will be posted below. Click to download a complete list of topics covered. November 2019Jamestown & Plymouth Settlements in more detail – 16th early 17th centuriesPlymouth Colony December 2019America’s Colonial History (East Coast) 17th and 18th centuries January 2020 – background on the upcoming US …

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History (Local)

Marlborough and its surrounding area is astonishingly rich in history, ranging from the prehistoric, through the Anglo-Saxons and Normans, the Middle Ages, the Civil War, the coaching trade, right up to the defences, airfields, a field hospital and arms depot in World War 2 – and beyond.  Even today new discoveries are being made. Are you …

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History 1 (English) now ended Aug2023

The group has been studying English history including politics and society including the constitution, the legal system and social policy.  We have considered British Prime Ministers from Clement Attlee to Boris Johnson.  Other topics have included the English Reformation, invaders and immigrants as well as protest and dissent from the 17th century onwards including the Civil …

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American History

The American History Group is focused primarily on the United States and the key developments, events, individuals and international relationships along a chronological time frame.  We’ve been running for more than 2 years and we are now in the 20th century discussing the First World War. New members are welcome and can join in at …

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