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Meetings, October-December 2007


All meetings in the Three Horseshoes Inn, Llanfaes, at 7.30 p.m.
Admission free but there will be a discreetly placed bowl for donations. Suggested donation £3.00, but less (or more) will be welcome.


Thursday, 25th October: Alan Marr: Neville Chamberlain revisited. 'History will be unkind to Neville Chamberlain. I know because I am writing it' said Winston Churchill, or words to that effect. Alan Marr hopes to present a more balanced view of one of the most maligned Prime Ministers in British history.

Thursday, 8th November: Nina Fishman: Prospects for Europe in the first half of the 21st century. Nina Fishman is a labour historian, author of The British Communist Party and the Trade Unions, 1933-45 (Scolar Press, 1995). She is presently working on a biography of the Welsh miners' leader Arthur Horner. She has long argued that the British labour movement should take much more heed of what is happening in mainland Europe.

Thursday, 22nd November: Martin Vegoda: Salaam Shalom - a joint Muslim Jewish radio station in Bristol. Radio Salaam Shalom is 'an online radio station broadcasting a mixture of music and speech from Bristol, UK. The station focuses on the many aspects of Jewish and Muslim life which allows the two cultures which have been linked for thousands of years to talk together and share their experiences.' It can be heard at

Thursday, 29th November: Adam Pain: The heart of darkness: narratives of the opium economy in Afghanistan. Adam Pain has been studying rural livelihoods in Afghanistan and the surrounding area for the last 15 years. He is a research fellow at the School of Development Studies, University of East Anglia, UK, and visiting professor of rural development at the Department of Urban and Rural Development, Swedish University of
Agricultural Science, Uppsala. He is co-editor of the recently published Reconstructing Agriculture in Afghanistan (Practical Action, 2007).

Thursday, 6th December: Greg Dixon. The title has yet to be decided but, in addition to producing a weekly roundup of news from Iraq, Greg is a vet working in agriculture with a keen interest in the tensions between the interests of agri-business and animal welfare.