These talks are a way of compensating for the loss of the physical benefits of membership, something that may not be restored for some time to come. The intention is to develop an ongoing collection of talks that are interesting and informative.

CLIMATE AND WEATHER IN THE HISTORICAL RECORD

A series of talks exploring how weather events were documented and how climate research examining the impact of human activity is corroborated by the historical record.

SPIES IN THE ARCHIVES

A series of talks exploring what the historical record reveals about the key characters involved, the clandestine operations and espionage in general.

THE COLD WAR

A series of talks highlighting key aspects of the Cold War, including the 75th anniversary of BRIXMIS, the British Military Mission in Soviet occupied Germany.

RESEARCH SKILLS TO UNLOCK THE HISTORICAL RECORD

A series of talks highlighting various research methods and approaches to accessing the historical record, and the many dangers and traps that can lead to misinterpretation.

OTHER HISTORICAL TOPICS

This section will include a miscellany of other interesting talks that fall outside one of the four key themes.