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“What Makes a British Hero?” by Sean Brunton
7 December, 2022 @ 19:00 - 21:00
An 2022-23 Historical Association event
“A Real hero is one who exhibits extraordinary bravery and spirit” writes the author in the introduction to his book, ‘Six of the Best’. People have made heroes of individuals in all societies throughout history. This talk explains how heroes emerge as exemplars of the customs and norms of their age. They may be imperfect individuals in terms of personal morals and behaviour but they inspired their contemporaries and subsequent generations.
HA meetings will be in the Birchall Hall, Queen’s College, Taunton, by kind permission of the Headmaster, Mr Julian Noad.
The lectures begin at 7.30pm (door open at 7.00 pm) and will finish at about 8.45pm.
Entry fee – £2 per lecture (free to students)
GRADING OF WALKS
Events are graded from 1-4 in difficulty. The grading is found in the event description in the calendar on this page. Keep in mind that a change in weather conditions can make a walk more difficult than anticipated. All walks and activities demand a basic level of fitness, suitable footwear and waterproof clothing.
1 Easy – generally even ground with a few gentle slopes; no special fitness needed. Comfortable footwear required.
2 Moderate – for reasonably fit people, may include unsurfaced rural paths and tracks, moderate slopes, uneven surfaces, steps and stiles. Walking shoes/boots required.
3 Strenuous – for fit, experienced walkers, will include hills, uneven surfaces, tracks and may include muddy terrain. Walking boots and waterproof clothing are essential.
4 Confined spaces – including caves and attics. Locations may be dusty, slippery and dark.
Activity leaders carry out a risk assessment beforehand. Participants are required to provide emergency contact details before taking part in an activity – this information is destroyed by the group leader after the activity has taken place.