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A History of Christmas

Nick Dobson

DETAILS 


Availability

Available


Dates

Friday, 7 December 2018

Times

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm


Location

The Guildford Institute
Ward St, Guildford
GU1 4LH


Cost

Members - £7.00
Non-members - £8.00


Nick is a former Principal Librarian with the London Borough of Redbridge. He is now a freelance speaker covering a wide range of subjects.

This event will offer an informative, but light-hearted look at Christmas, from its origins as a pre-Christian festival right up to the modern-day commercialised celebration.
We will look at the Victorian era when Christmas was effectively reinvented, partly by Charles Dickens and A Christmas Carol, and investigate Christmas during two world wars.

The talk will be illustrated with pictures, readings and carols (so bring your voice)!