This year's annual lecture was delivered by Professor Gary Gerstle, Paul Mellon Professor of American History at Cambridge, on the topic, “The 2016 (American) Election in Historical Perspective.” Prof. Gerstle gave a splendid lecture and it was warmly received and appreciated by all who attended. The lecture was preceded by the AGM and by a splendid buffet from Boldon Farmhouse Pantry, with wines from Michael Jobling.