This will be the last bulletin of season 2014-2015 and sadly, also the last Bulletin of het Genootschap Nederland-Engeland ever. But as you know GNE Deventer will rise again and next season, starting on 1 July 2015, the new website will be launched and a Newsletter will reach you at the end of August approximately
Spring is almost here, travelling conditions are better so why not join us at GNE’s final spring programme. Coming up are two talks within 5 days, namely on 18 April and 22 April on interesting subjects. Please note the first talk will be given in the afternoon!
Sadly our launch party for the new English club at the School van Frieswijk on 1 February 2015 could not go ahead owing to the fact that too few members were going to be present. The new name will now be revealed at our end-of-season event. However, undaunted by this, the committee is continuing with her preparations for the season 2015-2016. We can already reveal that Mrs Christine Robinson, head housekeeper at Chatsworth House is going to speak to us about working at Chatsworth for 25 years on Sunday afternoon 18 October. Recently her book The Housekeeper’s Tale was published in which she tells about her work, her talks and her travels, also to GNE Deventer. We are very much looking forward to her visit and feel honoured that she will be travelling especially to Deventer to speak to us.
The committee of GNE Deventer would like to wish you the very best for the New Year.
It is going to be a very important year for our English club. As you know GNE as a national organization is going to cease to exist in July this year. The committee of GNE Deventer is very pleased to inform you that a sufficient number of members has expressed the wish we continue independently. That means that we need a new name! As said at our Christmas Event this is where you come in! The committee invites you to come up with a new appropriate name. Please let us know by email or by telephone if you have a suggestion. (addresses at the bottom of this bulletin) There will be a prize for the winning suggestion.
Welcome to a new season of lectures and events with GNE Deventer. The committee is very pleased to be able to offer you an attractive programme for the coming season with no fewer than 11 events consisting of eight talks, a Christmas film, a quiz night and an end-of-season event. This will not affect the membership fees as they will not be increased.
On 1 October this year’s Annual General Meeting took place. A very important occasion also concerning the future of GNE Deventer. As you probably know GNE will cease to exist nationally on 30 June 2015. The Committee was pleasantly surprised by the number of positive reactions they got to their proposal to investigate the possibility of continuing independently. More than fifty members committed themselves to become members of this new so-called Vriendenclub. We intend to present you with an attractive programme with English speakers and events. There will be no rise in membership fees. There is still ample opportunity to enter your name. Here’s to the future of our English Club!
Tuesday 19 May 2015
The Life and work of Nicholas Stone the Elder
Dr. Adam White is curator at Lotherton Hall, a country house museum between Leeds and York. He also has a research interest in the architecture and sculpture of the early 17th century in Britain when ties between England and the Netherlands were particularly close. Continue reading
Wednesday 22 April 2015
A Dutch king and an English Palace:
JOHN SUTTON was a Senior Lecturer in History at Anglia Polytechnic University. He specialises in the history of Early Modern England and the English Renaissance (1558-1640), the English Civil War and the Jacobite cause. In 1983-84 he made a television series on Eastern England in the 1640s, entitled ‘A War in the Kingdom’ which was screened on Anglia TV. He regularly hosts special interest gatherings on a wide range of historical subjects. He has previously talked to the GNE branches on topics such as Sir Philip Sidney, Sir Walter Raleigh, Charles I and Elizabeth I. His last GNE lecture tour was in October 2009 when he spoke on `Rob Roy – hero or villain`. Continue reading
Saturday 18 April 2015
John McAleer is Lecturer in History at the University of Southampton and historian of the British Empire. His work focuses on the British encounter and engagement with the wider world in the 18th and 19th centuries, situating the history of empire in its global and maritime contexts.
He is interested in the relationships, interactions and patterns of exchange created by the British Empire, and in assessing the impact of these experiences on both British and colonial societies. Previously, as Curator of Imperial and Maritime History at the National Maritime Museum, he worked on the development and delivery of gallery projects, focusing on Atlantic and Indian Ocean history. Continue reading
Wednesday 18 March 2015
A Balkan Adventure
John Pilkington has been called “one of Britain’s greatest tellers of travellers’ tales”.
In 1983, after journeys in Africa and Latin America, he completed a 500-mile solo crossing of the western Nepal Himalaya, and told the story in his first book, Into Thin Air. His interest in Asia grew further with the opening in 1986 of the border between Pakistan and China, making it possible – for the first time in forty years – to retrace virtually the whole of the Silk Road. John was one of the first modern travellers to do so, and he wrote about the journey in An Adventure on the Old Silk Road. This was followed in 1991 by An Englishman in Patagonia; recounting eight months spent exploring the southernmost tip of South America. Continue reading