Fort Talks


A series of Wednesday evening talks at Fort Nelson. Tickets cost £5 per person and include refreshments. Book your tickets below.

THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION: 100 YEARS ON

Wednesday 20 September 2017
Time: 7 pm – 9 pm
Guest Speaker: Dr Paul Flenley, Subject Leader and Principle Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Portsmouth University

The 1917 Russian Revolution was in many ways the pivotal event of the 20th century. In his talk Dr Flenley, a specialist in Russian foreign policy, will take a look at how the attempt to build a new society following the revolution was an inspiration to many across the globe but also led to the development of a number of Stalinist-type dictatorships. Even after the end of the Cold War the continuing consequences of the collapse of the Soviet Union means the revolution still has an impact today.

THE DEVELOPMENT OF ARTILLERY

Wednesday 6 December 2017
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Guest speaker: Nicholas Hall, formerly Keeper of Artillery, Royal Armouries

Discover the changing technology of gunpowder artillery through the centuries, illustrated by examples from the Royal Armouries’ world-class collection. The role of artillery in great world events will be discussed, from the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks in 1453 to the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Book your tickets below. £5 including refreshments.

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SADDAM HUSSEIN’S SUPER GUN

Wednesday 14 March 2018
Time: 7 pm – 9 pm
Guest speaker: Mark Murray-Flutter, Senior Curator of Firearms, Royal Armouries

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