1 (of 8) British Social History Further Information
When:
Wednesday
10:30 am - 12:30 pm  
Frequency: Fortnightly from 11th October 2017 Next meeting: Wed, 29-Aug-18
Where: Gorse Hill Community Centre, Chapel Street, SN2 8DA
Organiser: John Deaton (www.johndeaton.co.uk/history)
Status: Spaces Limit: none given Email the group organisers
Description: We study British History (not just English, not the very ancient or very modern), focusing on people of all levels of society rather than on wars and politics, and trying to establish their real situation, not merely re-quoting the standard view. Topics will not necessarily be in chronological order.

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2 (of 8) Military History  
When:
Monday
10:00 am - 12:00 pm  
Frequency: Fortnightly from 11th September 2017 Next meeting: Mon, 27-Aug-18
Where: Immanuel United Reform Church, Upham Road, SN3 1DH
Organisers: Gerry Churchard, Kenneth Gibbs, Ken Ivie, Stephen Burford
Status: Waiting list Limit: none given Email the group organisers
Description: Explore all aspects of military history. Guest speakers as well as members give talks on areas of expertise. Some trips are organised to museums and military venues. There will be a charge of £1 per meeting to cover costs of guest speakers.

3 (of 8) Social and Cultural History Further Information
When:
Monday
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm  
Frequency: 1st and 3rd Monday of the month from 4th September 2017 Next meeting: Mon, 20-Aug-18
Where: Toothill Church, Dunwich Drive, Toothill, SN5 8SX
Organisers: John Edgerton, Jane Francis
Status: Spaces Limit: none given Email the group organisers
Description: For us, history is about how the worldtoday was shaped by advances in Science, medicine, technology, fashion, food, literature and art. We do not concentrate on particular periods and will consider all topics if of general interest. Member participation welcome and encouraged.

4 (of 8) Railway Interest  
When:
Tuesday
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm  
Frequency: 3rd Tuesday of the month from 18th October 2016 Next meeting: Tue, 21-Aug-18
Where: Steam Museum, Kemble Drive, SN2 2EY
Organiser: Phil Eagle
Status: Spaces Limit: none given Email the group organisers
Description: An opportunity for people with any sort of interest in any type of railway, real or model, to meet and discuss rail matters past, present and future. As the room is provided gratis members are encouraged to meet in the Platform One cafe in 'Steam' from 2-2.30pm for tea/coffee.

5 (of 8) Art Appreciation Further Information
When:
Thursday
10:00 am - 12:00 pm  
Frequency: Fortnightly from 7th September 2017 Next meeting: Thu, 23-Aug-18
Where: Broadgreen Community Centre, Salisbury Street, SN1 2AN
Organisers: Naomi Webb, Charles Stuart, Martin Savage (Librarian)
Status: Waiting list Limit: none given Email the group organisers
Description: The group explores all aspects of art history, with members taking part in research and discussions, and giving presentations. Some meetings will be spent studying the U3A course 'Italian Art 1400 - 1600'. Charges are made for photocopying the course material.

6 (of 8) British History Further Information
When:
Thursday
10:00 am - 12:00 pm  
Frequency: Fortnightly from 14th September 2017 Next meeting: Thu, 30-Aug-18
Where: Broadgreen Community Centre, Salisbury Street, SN1 2AN
Organisers: David Bailey, Jean Batten (Administration), Edwina Turk (Deputy Leader), Hilary Strange (Trip Organiser), Martin Savage (librarian)
Status: Waiting list Limit: none given Email the group organisers
Description: To research and share the rich field of British history. We are currently studying the Georgian period during the Napoleonic wars

7 (of 8) Family History Further Information
When:
Thursday
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm  
Frequency: Usually 1st Thursday in the month from 7th September 2017
Where: Lawn Community Centre, Guildford Avenue, Lawn, SN3 1LA
Organisers: Glenys Bettley, Theresa Stroud (Treasurer & membership)
Status: Spaces Limit: none given Email the group organisers
Description: Beginners and more experienced researchers pool their knowledge to research individual family histories. There will be occasional visits, talks, and internet research using the People's Network in Wroughton Library. There will be a short course for beginners in November outside normal meeting times. Cost for everyone is £1-2 per year for outside speakers plus £1 for a starter pack if required.

8 (of 8) Aviation  
When:
Friday
10:00 am - 12:00 pm  
Frequency: Fortnightly from 15th September 2017 Next meeting: TODAY!
Where: Gorse Hill Community Centre, Chapel Street, SN2 8DA
Organisers: Graham Price (Organiser), Ken Ivie ( Deputy), Neil Martyn (Secretary), Rog Marsden (Treasurer), Lesley Waters (Events Organiser)
Status: Spaces Limit: none given Email the group organisers
Description: We aim to inform and entertain in all matters aviation, including 100 years of aviation, and all aspects of military and civil aviation. There will be a charge of £10pa for speakers.