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BTA Zoom Presentations: upcoming programme

  2nd May 2021 - 31st December 2024

BTA Zoom Presentations: upcoming programme

  8:51am - 9:51am

Event Details

Tuesday 09 January 19.00 for 19.30

Les Ashton-Smith Marie Curie

A philatelic investigation into the life of Marie Curie. Marie Curie was born in Poland in 1867 and later on became a French National. She was a pioneer in Physics and Chemistry at a time when women faced many social barriers and had limited academic opportunities. With her husband Pierre she discovered two new elements, and with him became the first woman to win a Nobel prize, and after his death, became the only woman to go on to win a second Nobel Prize. She conducted pioneering research and pioneered the term “radioactivity”


Thursday 15 February 19.00 for 19.30

Gary Cook. The Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower, France's iconic representation of its late 19th Century industrial prowess, was the major attraction at the 1889 Paris World Exposition. It became a major tourist attraction and generated an emerging demand for souvenirs especially for illustrated postcards. This presentation shows the way the Eiffel Tower Company provided postcards for tourists to record their visit and tell friends and relatives.


Wednesday 24 April 19.00 for 19.30

Jean Alexander. Supermarket Philately, part 1

In the first of a four-part series of presentations Jean will show philatelic items given away to promote other products.


July (Date TBC) 19.00 for 19.30

Steve Gerrard. The Berlin Olympic Games

A display of stamps, miniature sheets, postcards and photographs of the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics and of the 1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Winter Olympics


Wednesday 18 September. 19.00 for 19.30

Jean Alexander. Supermarket Philately, part 2.

In the second of a four-part series Jean will show how Royal Mail promote their own products with special offers.


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