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THIS IS A FREE, DROP-IN EVENT AND SO YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BOOK TICKETS.


Every Thursday, different speakers on different subjects at Bristol Central Library.

12.30pm - 1.20pm



5th April


Dr Rowland Dye, scientist and campaigner


My life and the Bomb

Rowland Dye was born in Bristol, coincidentally, the same year that Britain exploded its first nuclear bomb. Encouraged to study Physics at university, he now considers he had a narrow-escape avoiding working with nuclear weapons or related work in nuclear power. This talk outlines the work of groups that take direct action against the entire nuclear weapons industry in this country.


12th April


Lehla Eldridge & Anthony Eldridge-Rogers, authors


Jump, Fall, Fly … Could Our Children Happier?

Based on their book ‘Jump, Fall, Fly’, Lehla Eldridge and Anthony Eldridge-Rogers will explore how giving up the very things we think are best for our children’s future and embracing ideas that seem to fly in the opposite direction, children and parents can become happier, more relaxed and better equipped to master the fast evolving (and fast approaching) future.


19th April


Lois Bibbing, Professor of Law, Gender and History at the University of Bristol and member of Remembering the Real World War 1


Refusing to Kill - Bristol's WW1 Conscientious Objectors

Over 350 men from the Bristol area refused to fight in World War 1. They claimed the status of conscientious objector for moral, religious or political reasons. Some agreed to take non-military roles. Others spent much of the war in prison, often under harsh conditions. This illustrated talk tells the stories of these men and the people in the city who supported them.


26th April


Jacqueline Wadsworth, author


Jacqueline Wadsworth will share her journey through family archives to discover exactly what happened to her great-uncle Fred who was killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, aged just 19. Using family photographs, letters, postcards and newspaper cuttings, we imagine his tense wait in the assembly trenches at dawn... clambering over parapets to face the enemy on No Man’s Land... the wholesale slaughter of men as they advanced... and Fred’s probable fate, as revealed in the diary of his older brother Edwin.

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