Autumn Lectures by Zoom
In view of the uncertainty caused by the pandemic and necessity of social distancing, we have decided to cancel normal meetings for the rest of 2020, with the possible exception of the Christmas Social on 4th December, about which a decision will be taken in October. Ongoing we are also looking at what we do in Spring 2021. We shall however be providing from within our own committee’s members, in September, October and November, talks via Zoom. If you haven’t experienced this before, it is very easy to sign up to. You can choose to be visible to others if you have a camera on whatever appliance you are using (laptop/tablet/smartphone). If you do have an email address but have never told us of it, now’s the time to make amends and do so.
As usual, all meetings commence at 7.30 p.m.
Wednesday 16th September Annual General Meeting.
This year we shall keep our business meeting to the necessary minimum. A separate agenda is being sent with this newsletter. We continue to welcome new blood on the committee, so if you are interested in joining us, just get someone to nominate you.
It will be followed by a talk:
Stuart Orme, Curator of the Cromwell Museum: ‘Mrs Cromwell’s Cookbook: Food, Dining and Politics in the 17th Century’
In 1664 The Court and Kitchen of Elizabeth, commonly called Joan Cromwell was published, purporting to be the cookery book of Oliver Cromwell’s wife as a piece of Royalist propaganda. Stuart’s talk looks at this curious publication and what it tells us about politics, fenland food and 17th-century dining, as well as the Cromwell family.
A new edition of the book will be published later his year, thanks to a Goodliff Award from the Society.