Covid-19 update

Due to the current Covid-19 situation, monthly lunches in Guernsey are cancelled and scheduled activities in London have been either postponed or cancelled.

The Guernsey Literary Festival has been cancelled and all Heritage 75 events planned to mark the 75th Anniversary of Liberation are being postponed until later in the year. Liberation Day will still be marked on 9th May, but in a different format.

A revised schedule for this year’s meetings in London and Guernsey will appear in the Summer edition of The Review.

The Review is sent free to members three times a year – for more details, see The Review.

Any updates before then, will be posted to this website – and our social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter.

The Spring 2020 Review is out now!

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The Spring 2020 edition of The Review is now with the printers, and should hopefully be making its way to members shortly.

This edition contains an article about the Spanish Flu pandemic that swept the world just after World War 1 – with eerie parallels with the current situation. There are also some letters that Eddie Clark’s family received from liberated Guernsey, just weeks after liberation – to mark the 75th Anniversary. Yan Marquis’ poem “Note Lingo” promotes the revitalisation of Guernesiais (with translation). And Susan Lloyd’s DVD “Discovering Guernsey” is featured.

In Guernsey Around the World, we explore why there isn’t a place in America called “New Guernsey” – the first of a two-part article.

Book Reviews include three new publications which would have been on the (now-cancelled) Guernsey Literary Festival: In Living Memory, curated by Olympia McEwan; Across the Channel – the memoirs of Major-General Sir Donald Banks; and Guernsey Occupation Diaries 1940-1945 of Rev Douglas Ord, edited by John Nettles.

The Island News, which was put together just as the Covid-19 pandemic was breaking out in the island, will be hopelessly out of date by the time you receive it.

The Review is sent free to members three times a year – for more details, seeThe Review.