The Newcastle upon Tyne Royal Grammar School (Performing Arts Centre): Tuesday 6th March 20018: 7.30pm.
Captain Richard Woodman, LVO, Elder Brother of the London Trinity House is an award-winning and hugely prolific author. His works, both fiction and non-fiction, number some 60 titles and cover several eras in maritime history. His ‘Nathanial Drinkwater’ novels have their central character as an Officer in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic wars, while he is perhaps as well known for his factual accounts of the Merchant Navy in the Second World War. All are anyway thoroughly researched, accurate, authentic and well-presented and it is of course what Captain Woodman draws from the Georgian Navy that is of particular interest to the Society. As a summary observation, you cannot author this many successful titles without having done your homework and in doing so, you will inevitably have formed opinions and drawn conclusions on history. This will, we are sure, be an enlightning and entertaining lecture, from which a number of debates will emerge. We are extremely grateful to Captain Woodman for agreeing to journey north and present this, the 2018 Collingwood lecture. We are likewise grateful to the Headmaster and staff of the Royal Grammar School for, once again, supporting this annual event.
Free entry to Society members and staff and pupils of the RGS, £3 to other guests. Refreshments available. Free parking on site. Nearest Metro station is Jesmond.