All announcements are subject to Corona conditions and short-term
Please note change of venue to
Mecumstraße 10, 40223 Düsseldorf (Bilk)
Vortragssaal, Room 208.
This red brick building, formerly used by Barmer, is
near the bus stop: Feuerbachstraße, on the bus routes
780, 782 and 785, which go from Heinrich-Heine-Allee
towards Erkrath, Solingen or Langenfeld. It is 350
(5 minutes) along Fruchtstraße from the metro and tram
stop “Karolingerplatz”. From the mainline station, the tram
704 goes to Karolingerplatz.
Our November meeting has to be cancelled!
The new venue will not be available in time;
we still hope we can meet for
the AGM in December.
To Nisi / The Island – Crete's leper colony of Spinalonga
Spinalonga, off the north-eastern coast of Crete, had been Europe's last remaining leper colony when it officially closed in 1957. A moving reminder of the presence of this disease in 20th-century life, it has been brought to the attention of millions through Victoria Hislop's 2005 novel ‘The Island’, adapted for Greek television as ‘To Nisi’. Dr Michael Heinze's talk will focus on the history of the island and Hislop's fictional world of Spinalonga.
Room 306 (Club Room, 3rd floor), ‘Die Brücke’
Kasernenstraße 6, 40213 Düsseldorf