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October 8th, 2017 – Peter Ham

Peter's talk is based on Catherine Bailey's book, 'Black Diamonds' and is titled 'The End Of It All: Wentworth House, The Fitzwilliams and the 1940s Labour Government'.  The talk describes the coda to the political and social forces set in motion by the Glorious Revolution and the 1689 Bill of Rights that Peter described in his earlier talk on the the English Landscape Garden movement, 'Politics in the Garden'.


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November 5th, 2017 - The Royal Scottish Country Dancers

The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society [RSCDS], New Jersey Branch, conducts regular classes and parties open to all who are interested in preserving Scottish Country Dancing.  They will be demonstrating Scottish dancing and will probably ask for audience participation as they did last time!


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January 14th, 2018 - The Bayeux Tapestry

Professor Tomlinson specializes in major works of Western art, viewing them from a cultural perspective which explores how and why the art was created.  She has always been a history teacher, beginning with grade 6 and retiring from Kean University.  While at Kean, Ms. Tomlinson helped develop a course in Western Cultural History.  She holds a PhD and lectures on Cultural History and arranges tours for the serious scholar.


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February 25th, 2018 - Annual Shakespeare Competition

The annual E-SU National Shakespeare Competition is an event designed to encourage high school students across the country to develop their communication skills and an appreciation for the power of language and literature.  Teachers are supported in holding local competitions for students grades 9 – 12, during the fall.  The winner of each competition then proceeds to an E-SU sponsored Branch Competition in February.  The winner of the Branch Competition then advances to the E-SU National Competition in New York City in May.  The national winner is awarded an all expenses paid trip to London and the opportunity to study Shakespeare at the Globe Theatre in London.  The E-SU Princeton Branch will be holding its competition on Sunday, February 25th, 2018 and the public is welcome to attend.  Each student recites one Monologue and one Sonnet.


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March 25th, 2018 - The Literary Career of Winston Churchill

Professor Jonathan Rose is the William R. Kenan Professor of History at Drew University and specializes in British history, intellectual history, and history of the book. Two of his books are: The Literary Churchill: Author, Reader, Actor [2014] and The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes [2001]. The latter won the Jacques Barzun Prize in Cultural History.


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