The next meeting of Talking Allowed in Leeds is on Monday 13th of February at 1.45pm. The venue is Veritas Ale and Wine Bar, Great George Street, Leeds.

Jane asks “What is the point of family history?”

Tracing one’s ancestors is now a popular activity with it’s own celebrity television show. Is it just a hobby or does it’s popularity have psychological or social roots?  Can it contribute anything to our wider historical knowledge?

The next meeting of Talking Allowed in Leeds is on Monday, 9th of January at 1.45pm.  The venue is Veritas Ale & Wine Bar, Great George Street, Leeds.

For the first meeting of 2017 Derrick asks, “Does history repeat itself?”.  In the light of the recent successes of populist movements, is it possible to draw parallels with periods in the past?

The next meeting of Talking Allowed in Leeds is on Monday 12th of December at 1.45pm. The venue is Veritas Ale and Wine Bar, Great George Street, Leeds.

At this time of year we can’t book the small room at the back of the pub and have to find space in the main bar. So instead of our usual discussion we will make our plans for future meetings.

If you have a topic you would like to introduce or for someone else to take on, come and share it with us. We will also have a list of possible subjects which we can consider. Come and add your voice or just to be sociable at this last meeting of the year.

The next meeting of Talking Allowed in Leeds is on Monday 10th of October at 1.45pm. The venue is Veritas Ale and Wine Bar, Great George Street, Leeds.

This month’s topic is “Utopia”, introduced by Rik.

Tom Burden says, “If anyone is interested, I wrote the entry on utopia in the Blackwell dictionary of social and political thought.”