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Questioning History 18-20 December 2020

GENERAL
Our first event took place in December 2019 and the feedback was extremely positive with people enthralled by the speakers and topics and venue.  One suggestion was that more time was made available for discussion and chat so this year, the conference begins on the Friday, allowing us an additional evening for dinner and conversation as well as two extra talks!   

The other good news is that we'v kept prices on the low side with prices for the long weekend strarting at £235.00.  Day attendance is also possible if you aren't free for the whole weekend.

Stimulating talks 

This long weekend from Friday to Sunday provides you with the opportunity to hear stimulating speakers on a range of topics, showing how the official version of history is so often a pale shadow of the truth.    

like-minded audience   
Many people said how pleasant it was to meet wide awake people from all corners of the world (there were people not just from the UK but from Spain, Germany and Hong Kong) and to be able to re-connect with old friends and make new ones in a pleasant venue just half an hour from Liverpool Street Station in London, UK.   The atmosphere is relaxed and informal there is deliicious food to suit all tastes with breakfast, lunch and dinner, teas and coffees all included, together with two nights' ensuite accommodation, in the weekend price. 

You can also buy signed books from authors, making excellent, last minute Christmas presents!


All diets 
Note that all diets are catered for including vegetarian, vegan and standard diets.


Prices
-  Early Bird all-in ticket price for the three days (to include all talks, breakfast, lunch and dinner, teas and cofees and 2 nights in ensuite accommodation:    
£235.00

-  Day tickets including one meal: 
£70.00 (Sat and Sunday);  £50.00 (Friday).  
    Dinner on the Saturday:  an additional fee of £12.00 

Contact
Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the weekend or want details on how to make payment (the bank details can be found on the 'Contact' page).  We'd love to hear from you so do contact us via:  

Email:  [email protected]  
and/or
Mobile:   077 7 1535 087 


Programme
Please see below for the programme for the three days.

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Day 1: Friday 18 December 2020

​4.00                 Welcome and registration. Mingle with tea/ coffee

4.15                The pandemic:  history and timeline behind this event, Mark Devlin

5.15                Tea

5.30                The Balfour Declaration - myth history at its most secret, Gerry Docherty

7.15                 Dinner


Day 2:  Saturday 19 December 2020

9,30               The Black Heart of the BBC, looking at the truth  behind what this Establishment institution 

                       may really be about, Mark Devlin

10.45              Coffee

11.15              Bayeux tapetry: propaganda or peace-making?  Prof David Bates

12.45              Lunch

1.45                Archaeologists:  uncovering the truth or towing the line?  The case of Egypt, Matla and 

                       Knossos,  Gloria Moss

2.45               The secret elite at Oxford and their links to racism, Gerry Doherty

345                The secret of the Greek Asclepian Temples, Gloria Moss

4.30               Tea

5.00               Yamashita's gold:  financial wizardry, Andrew Gough

6.00                Winston Churchill:  traitor?    John Hamer

7.30                Dinner

8.45                After-dinner presentations by the audience (send a one-page synopsis ahead of time so we can

                       take a look before adding it to the programme)

  

Day 3: Sunday 20 December 2020

9.30                How and why the First World War was prolonged:  The Propaganda Machine. Why has no-one 

                       has ever apologised, Gerry Docherty

10.30              Coffee break

11.00              The manufacturing of the 1960s hippie/ flower power  scene:  the role of the CIA, Mark Devlin 

12.00              Lunch

1.00                The secrets of the medical Asclepian centres

1.45                Hollow earth:  new discoveries, Andrew Gough 

3.15               Tea

3.45                Final dicussion and closing comments

4.00                Conference ends

 

SPEAKERS

MARK DEVLIN,

Author of the books ‘Musical Truth’ Volumes 1 and 2 that document the dark side of the music industry, Mark will present three talks.   


The first focuses on the Pandemic and its roots in history, as well as its objectives.  He will later turn his sights to the BBC and what we really know about this institution. The final talk will focus on the Flower power and Hippie movement of the 1960s and the extent to which this may have been influenced by the intelligence estblishment in the US.

GERRY DOCHERTY 

A graduate of Edinburgh University, Gerry taught Economics and Modern Studies, becoming a Headteacher of a Comprehensive school.  He is also the author of several historical plays with his most recent, the Lie of the Land, telling the story of two cousins from the same small village in Scotland who won the Victoria Cross at the Battle of Loos in 1915. A chance meeting with medic Jim Macgregor, raised in the grounds of Erskine Hospital for the was disabled, led to a rich research collaboration resulting in their book ‘Hidden History’ the secret origins of the First World War’ (2013).


He will be offering three talks, one regarding the Balfour declaration; one on the way that propaganda was used in and following the First World War, allowing  this terrible war to be prolonged; and one on the elite at Oxford University and their links to racism.  So, the focus will be on Cecil Rhodes and Viscount Alfred Milner as well as those connected through All Souls, namely  Geoffrey Dawson,  Lionel Curtis and Leo Amery.


John Hamer spent most of his working life as a corporate slave to the IT industry, before ‘seeing the light’ and finally escaping from the dreary, soul-destroying confines of the corporatocracy almost twenty years ago.


Since then he has been a full-time professional, geo-political researcher and author, having written and published five books to date. His first, The Falsification of History was, and continues to be, a great success and established his reputation as a writer of ‘real’ history, as opposed to the usual lies people are fed by the corporate media (see 

http://falsificationofhistory.co.uk/


His presentation will focus on  the story of Churchill that is never told, whether in terms of his initiation of city bombing of Germany (pre-Dresden) or in terms of the revenge that he took on his mother for 

utting him out of his enheritance.   After hearing this talk, your view of 

                                                                 this British statesman will never be the same again.                           

                                                           


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PROFESSOR GLORIA MOSS

The starting point for her research has been anomalies in official accounts of history.  She igves a presentation on the Asclepian temples of Ancient Greece, named after the Greek God of medicine, Asclepius.  She explores the nature of the special 'incubation sleep' and cures that people experienced at temples throughout ancient Greece, Asia Minor and parts of Judea and asks how these cures could really have been achieved.  Was a secret soporific used and did this elevate the reputation of those involved?


In a second presentation, she looks at the characteristics of famous archaeologists and asks what gets them the top job - top qualifications, and intellectual brilliance or money and the right connections?  We explore the implicatrions of our findings for three landmark sites  - Knssos in Crete, the temples of Malta and the pyramids of Egypt.    Are we receiving a controlled narrative in relation to these sites?

ANDREW GOUGH
Andrew Gough, writer, Editor in Chief of the Heretic Magaine, is a prolific contributor to history shows including Forbidden History, NASA’s Unexplained Mysteries, What on Earth, Mysteries of the Abandoned, presents two fascinating talks.   

In the first, he provides an update on this quest to unearth buried relics in England and afar. Andrew examines accounts of the inner Earth, the civilisations that allegedly reside there, and the chambers of ancient relics that are purported to be preserved in their kingdoms, Are subjects that have been relegated to folklore,
fantasy and fiction or are they actually true? Andrew examines the
ancient tales along with the findings of modern science to find the truth. 

In his second talk. Andrew draws on his first hand research in the Philippines to investigate a mystery airbrushed from history.  What if the greatest wealth in the world is hidden beneath the surface of one of our planet’s poorest nations? Legend tells us that the Japanese looted twelve Asian countries and buried the war booty in the Philippines, including unfathomable amounts of gold bullion and hoards of ancient relics. Andrew reveals his journeys to the Philippines, and beyond, to determine if these riches have been secretly looted by the United States Government, or, if some of the most spectacular sites are about to be unearthed by a remarkable 70 year old Austrian explorer.


                                                              

PROFESSOR DAVID BATES

David Bates is a historian of Britain and France during the period from the tenth to the thirteenth centuries. He took his PhD at the University of Exeter and over a professional career of almost fifty years he has held posts in the Universities of Cardiff, Glasgow, London (where he was Director of the Institute of Historical Research from 2003 to 2008), East Anglia (where he is now an Emeritus Professor), and Caen Normandie. 


He has written many books and articles, most recently The Normans and Empire (2013), and William the Conqueror (2016)  and has recently co-authored, with a book in French on the Bayeux Tapestry, La Tapisserie de Bayeux: Commentaires (2019).


In his fascinating presentation, Professor Bates will present the Bayeux Tapestry, made in England for a Norman patron. This is a highly ambiguous work of art and the talk will offer reflections on these ambiguities and the motivations for its making and invite

those present to think about the Tapestry as if they were members of an eleventh-century audience.