Nottinghamshire - Lecture and Lunch
Alumni and guests are invied to join the Cambridge Society in Nottinghamshire and guest speaker Catharine Arnold, for a lecture on the 1918 influenza epidemic and lunch at the Belgrave Rooms.
In the last months of the First World War, Spanish flu suddenly overwhelmed the globe, killing up to 100 million people. It was one of the most devastating disasters in world history. In this talk, Catharine Arnold draws on eye-witness accounts of the tragedy and the stories of those who fought back, at the Front, at home, in the hospitals and laboratories.
Catharine Arnold is a member of the Society, whom many of you will know. She grew up in Nottingham and read English at Girton. She is a popular historian and author of Necropolis: London and its dead and Globe: Shakespeare and the English Stage, among other titles. She has a further degree in psychology and teaches creative writing for the Open University.
She is currently Sheriff of Nottingham and represents the Basford ward on Nottingham City Council.
Lemon & Thyme stuffed Supreme of Chicken
Traditional Roast Gravy
(DF, GF-without stuffing)
Fruits de Mer Mille-feuille
A selection of fish & seafood in a Lemon & Dill Sauce
Between layers of Puff Pastry
Sweet Potato, Chestnut & Apricot Loaf
Sage Cream (GF, V, DF, Ve available by pre-order)
All served with chef’s choice of potatoes and seasonal vegetables
Warm Chocolate & Cherry Frangipane
Cream (V, Contains Nuts!)
Lemon & Blueberry Pavlova
Chantilly Cream (V)
Coffee or tea
If you would like to attend this event please complete the booking form below.
The Belgrave Rooms forms part of the Masonic Hall complex in Goldsmith Street, close to the Royal Centre and the city centre site of Nottingham Trent University. It is easily accessed by bus or tram, and there are many car parks nearby. The postcode is NG1 5LB.
Members are welcome to park in the car park at the Belgrave Rooms. They should use the buzzer at the entrance (on Chaucer Street: postcode NG1 5LB) to gain access. Depending on how many use the facility, the Belgrave Rooms will either give tokens for exiting or raise the barrier prior to the event finishing.