AGM followed by a lecture on The Making of War: Russia and Ukraine

at Church and Live-streamed via Zoom

Speaker: Prof Tim Boatswain

The question “Why War?”is often asked. Although many species have fight or flight mechanisms and our nearest primate cousins, chimpanzees can exhibit extreme violence only humans make war. War, then, is a product of human culture in which history plays a crucial role. This talk will examine how history has helped trigger Putin‘s war on Ukraine.

Tim Boatswain is a Professor of Anthropology and History specialising in the East Mediterranean and Byzantine Studies. He has held a range of academic posts in the UK and abroad. He is presently Chairperson of colleges in Singapore, Myanmar and Uzbekistan; President of St Albans Civic Society;
Chairman of Conservation50, blue plaques St Albans, and the city centre vision steering group. He has recently agreed to take on a communications role for SAHAAS.

For members only Church and Live-Streamed via Zoom

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