Next Monthly Meeting

30th November

The Monthly Meetings for November will be run as Zoom meeting at the request of our speaker.

It is planned to introduce this meeting from St Mark's Hall, and members will be most welcome to join Jim and others in the Hall. However the whole meeting will be streamed via Zoom for all other members.

Tuesday November 30th ~ Ian Keable


The Century of Deception: The Birth of the Hoax in the Eighteenth Century


The 1700s was a period when the people of England seemed to be especially gullible. They believed a woman could give birth to rabbits; a man could climb inside a two pint bottle and sing inside it; and where a blond-haired European could write a book claiming that he was born in Taiwan. These hoaxes weren't just written about extensively in newspapers and journals but also brilliantly and amusingly depicted by satirical artists such as William Hogarth and James Gillray. In this entertaining talk Ian demonstrates how 18th century hoaxes are memorable not only for their imaginative nature but also because of the differing motives of the tricksters

or use these Zoom login details

Meeting ID: 890 7202 2795

Passcode: 319778