Saturday, February 13, 2016

 Tour of Special Collections, Great North Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne

(Shefton Collection and Library & Archives—Natural History Society of Northumbria, the Library of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne  and Newcastle University’s Cowen Library) 

 Wednesday, March 9, 2016

 Annual Dinner

 The Northern Counties Club, Newcastle upon Tyne

Saturday, May 14, 2016

 Spring Walk

Wallington Hall, Gardens & Grounds

 Saturday, June 18, 2016

 Summer Outing

 Vindolanda & Roman Army Museum  

 Monday, September 19, 2016

 Freshers’ Party

Sinton's, Newcastle upon Tyne

Friday, September 30, 2016

 AGM and Annual Lecture 

Guest Speaker: Prof. Gary Gerstle

(Paul Mellon Professor of American History at Cambridge and Fellow of Clare College)

Title: The 2016 (American) Election in Historical Perspective

Synopsis: Trump v Clinton takes America into new political territory. No major party has nominated a Presidential candidate who has never run for public office since the Republicans nominated General Eisenhower in 1952 and, before that, Wendell Willkie in 1940. No major party has nominated a woman for President. The Democrats have not won more than two presidential election in a row since 1940. No party has nominated a candidate as extreme as Donald Trump since the GOP nominated Barry Goldwater in 1964. No party has been so internally divided since that 1964 election. Seldom has American politics as a whole been so polarised. The lecture seeks to explore the continuities and discontinuities in the 2016 election. How have successful businessmen fared as presidential candidates in the past? How long has there been a gender gap amongst American voters. What has been the partisan electoral trajectory of Latinos and African-Americans? How has immigration played out as a political issue in the past century? ‘America First’ was last the discredited slogan of isolationists 1939-41. How does the Trump version differ? How far has money distorted the electoral process? How dismal is the future of American politics, whoever wins in November? And, who will win?

Saturday, November 19, 2016

World of Brass in Concert with Black Dyke Band (with dinner beforehand)

Sage, Gateshead 

 Friday, December 2, 2016

 Christmas Lunch 

MercureCounty Hotel, Newcastle

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Festive Afternoon Tea & Film (You've Got Mail, 1998) at Tyneside Cinema 

 Details of the events, and application  forms for tickets, will be circulated nearer  to the time.

 Do come and support your Association!