The Maitland Society is open to all, holding free talks from historians on a variety of topics. Over the past year there have been talks on female entrepreneurs, the plague, and witchcraft.

There’s free wine before the talks, and an optional Formal Hall dinner afterwards where the lecturers are more than happy to answer any questions you may have. There is also a day long field trip per year, and an annual fancy dress dinner which is always great fun.

The society is an easy way to have a night off work while still learning things you never knew before. The talks are always insightful, often entertaining and can be useful for many other subjects apart from just history, such as Law, Theology, Geography and Economics.

Talks are usually held in E staircase on a Tuesday evening and last for approximately an hour, so it's still in College and easy to get to.


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