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Diary 2013
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January 10th - Three Cambridge Heroes: Cambridge in the 1930s

Speaker: Helen Harwood

Who were they and what did they do?


February 14th - John Neville, Sawston's War Lord of the Roses?

Speaker: Bruce Milner


March 14th - Excavations of the Anglo-Saxon cemetery and settlements at Oakington

Speaker: Richard Mortimer


April 11th - St George, Patron Saint, Knight and Martyr

Speaker: Chloe Cockerill

How did St George become patron saint of England? Should he still have this role?


May 9th - John Henslow and the creation of Charles Darwin

Speaker: Prof John Parker

The Botanic Garden, its design and influence on Darwin


June 13th - The Red vs Blue Army war game of 1912

Speaker: Andrew Westwood-Bate

Much of the fighting took place on the Gog Magog Hills


July 11th - outing to Docwra's Manor

Guide: Faith Raven


No Meeting


September 19th - Annual General Meeting

Your chance to find out what's been happening behind the scenes and to suggest speakers for the next year's programme


October 10th - The Huddlestons up to the Sawston Hall era

Speaker: Rosemary Horrox

The history of the Huddlestons up to the early Tudor period including the first of the Sawston Hall dynasty


November 14th - Central England in WWII

Speaker: Gordon Bell

The Spy Capital including SOE and OSS, and much more


December 12th - Parish Workhouses

Speaker: Marion French

The regulations and conditions of the inmates

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