HISTORY FROM HOME
Let's face it, these are tough times. There is a tremendous amount of uncertainty around the world at the moment, and it looks like that will be the case for some time to come. That said, it is not the first time in history that we have been in this position, and will likely not be the last.
I don't feel that we need to sit by and be passengers in an unwanted journey: there are things we can do, if only small ones, which might raise spirits and bring a little positivity into a difficult situation.
I have spoken to a number of my colleagues over the last few days who, like me, have a passion for history and a desire to share that passion with anyone willing to listen. We have decided to harness the power of the internet to deliver a series of weekly historical talks on a range of subjects from military history and offer them to the wider world absolutely free of charge through a series of online 'Webinars'.
We might not be able to meet in person in a lecture hall, theatre or even a local pub, but it does not mean we can't continue to do what means so much to us - sharing history.
The 'History from Home' idea is simple. Each Wednesday at 7.30pm (GMT) we will invite along a speaker to spend an hour online presenting a talk on a historical subject. It's free, open to all and can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home. It's our way of giving a little back. That's it.
I am very proud that the response from my colleagues has been so positive. Many of us have lost a lot of work over the last few weeks through cancelled tours, talks and appearances, yet that people are still willing to donate their time to share their passion with the wider public makes me incredibly proud to work in this field.
So, if you are at home through choice, or otherwise, are able to access the internet - no matter where you are in the world, consider joining us each Wednesday and Sunday and together we can learn a little, laugh a little and keep looking forward.
Below are our next speakers, dates and subjects. To find out more and to reserve your (free) place just click on 'Booking Info' which will take you to Eventbrite which contains all the relevant links.