Details for Tuesday's Talk
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Dear <<First Name>>,
Welcome all, coming up this Tuesday we have our talk from Shahida Rahman - details on how to join are below. Also a reminder that the second of HistoryWorks' talks is this afternoon at 5pm.

Talk: My Parents’ Story: from Sylhet to Cambridge

This event will be held using Zoom at 7:30pm on Tuesday 9 February. To join just click the following link and follow the instructions to download and install Zoom if necessary.

Note the Zoom room will be open from 7:15pm to allow people to get connected and chat before the talk proper starts at 7:30.

Meeting ID: 986 7711 0517
Passcode: 185302

You can also watch it on Facebook at 


Talk Description

Our talk is from award-winning author, writer and publisher Shahida Rahman.

"My family has been part of the fabric of Cambridge for over 60 years. My late father was a successful restauranteur who settled on Mill Road. Listen to the story of one of the earliest settlers from East Pakistani (now Bangladesh) in Cambridge."

Shahida was born and raised in Cambridge. She currently works at Cambridge Assessment and is a trustee of Cambridge Central Mosque and the Karim Foundation and an advisor at The Museum of Cambridge. With her son Ibrahim she recently launched the Cambridge Muslim Heritage Project to explore the untold stories of Muslims who lived in Cambridge before the 1960s. You can read some of her work on Capturing Cambridge.

The event is free to watch but if you enjoy it please consider making a donation to our PayPal account, see the button on

Eva Clarke Talk: 5pm Sunday 7th February

Eva Clarke will give a talk at 5pm on Sunday 7th February followed by Q&A on Zoom, to which all are welcome. This is suitable for secondary school upwards, if viewed alongside parents/carers. It is an illustrated talk produced as a film by HistoryWorks, followed by Q&A with Eva on Zoom. In Eva Clarke’s talk ‘Surviving the Holocaust’ she tells her family story surrounding her birth during the Holocaust at Mauthausen Concentration Camp.

This event will be held from 5pm to 6pm, and from 6pm to 6.30pm for conversation with Eva in the Q&A. For further information, and to book your free tickets & make a donation to Cambridge Refugee Hardship fund or CamCRAG please go to Eventbrite at

If you would like to view the Holocaust Civic Commemoration, narrated by Michael Rosen and Eva Clarke, with some powerful new poetry performed by Michael Rosen alongside Cambridge choirs, dancers, musicians, then please watch the film by HistoryWorks online here:

Cambridge Blue Plaques - a talk

Cambridge Past, Present and Future are running an interesting looking talk this Wednesday on the subject of Cambridge Blue Plaques. The event is this Wednesday 10 February at 6pm.

Full info can be found on their website at

An Evening for Allan Brigham

In place of our usual talk, March brings our special event celebrating the life of Allan Brigham, as part of the Festival of Cambridge. This takes place at 7:30pm on Tuesday 30 March over Zoom. The event is free but requires booking.

We will send more information and booking details in the next newsletter.


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