18Mar

Black Country Murders

Speaker: Ian Bott

Wednesday 18 March 2015 at 7.45pm at St. Mary's Church Centre, The Village, Kingswinford, DY6 8AY

Ian will talk about one of my favourite subjects - murder - with examples from his book of the same title. .

25Mar

The Special Operations Executive in the Second World War

Speaker: Dr Mark Baldwin

Wednesday 25 March 2015 at 7.30pm at The Black Country Living Museum, Tipton Road, Dudley, DY1 4SQ

Seasoned lecturer Mark Baldwin brings along authentic badges knives and booby traps and exposes the secrets of the secret service. (The Black Country Society AGM will take place before the talk.) .

15Apr

FRANCIS BRETT YOUNG’S BLACK COUNTRY: Michael explores Black Country references in his novels

Speaker: Dr Michael Hall

Wednesday 15 April 2015 at 7.45pm at St. Mary's Church Centre, The Village, Kingswinford, DY6 8AY

FRANCIS BRETT YOUNG’S BLACK COUNTRY: Michael explores Black Country references in his novels .

22Apr

Charles Dickens’ Social Conscience

Speaker: Lucinda Hawksley

Wednesday 22 April 2015 at 7.30pm at The Black Country Living Museum, Tipton Road, Dudley, DY1 4SQ

The great great great granddaughter of Dickens and an internationally acclaimed speaker, Lucinda reveals how Nicholas Nickleby prevented children from being abused and Oliver Twist encouraged the Queen to take pity on her subjects. Lucinda tells of Dickens’ work on sanitary reform and his project to help ‘fallen women’ She will explain how the social reforms he helped to effect still resonate in the world today. .

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