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World History

The World History group is interested in the history of different places and times worldwide – British, European, Asian, African – the list is endless.

Initially, the group has decided to focus on Russian history and will concentrate on this for as long as is needed to cover the topic satisfactorily. Members are invited to offer short (e.g. 20-minute) presentations on appropriate topics, with maybe two or three contributors per meeting, with lots of time for discussion. We hope that all members contribute over the course of the topic. A short postscript then follows, for example, “Anniversaries” -  quick-fire events, births and deaths on that particular day in history, or stories relevant to the period (easier as things come nearer the 21st century, perhaps).

For details of the future schedule, visit IGO Calendar and select World History from the dropdown list.     


Third Thursday of the month at 7pm

Group Size & Availability

Maximum 25 members

Spaces Available

How to Join

You can join this group, or the waiting list, via the Beacon Members Portal. To join a group you must first subscribe to Interest Groups Online. This is separate to a local u3a membership. 

If you would be interested in helping to lead a group around this subject or any other, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

You can contact the group leader via the Beacon Members Portal. For any other queries or information please contact the Interest Groups Online team by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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