Mayor of Lewes Dr Mike Turner and Paul Myles of the University of St Andrews and The Thomas Paine Society UK with their publications at the Chateau, the venue for the lecture on Thomas paine in Lewes
A major historical convention in France.
Committee Member Paul Myles presented on behalf of the Thomas Paine Society and as a doctoral student at the University of St Andrews on the 11th of October at the prestigious event of Les Rebelles the 17th Rendez Vous De L'Histoire at Blois in France.
Our venue was packed full, which was surprising as the Prime Minister of France, Manual Valls was talking just down the road at the same time!
Film Project: message from David ward, our secretary.
"As most are aware we are supporting Ian Ruskin in his appeal to raise money to make a film of his one man play, "To begin the world over again- the life and times of Thomas Paine" To this end I now have available copies of the play as an audio CD. These are priced at £10 each plus p and p and can be bought by contacting me at
ALL proceeds will go toward the film. Please do support this great cause. Thank You"
The society came into being as a direct consequence of the controversy in Thetford, Paine's birthplace, in 1963 following the offer of a statue of the town’s most famous citizen.
The Society’s objectives are:
“To promote the recognition of Thomas Paine’s contribution to the cause of freedom, and to spread a knowledge of his work and activities with a view to encouraging the growth of a similar spirit of constructive criticism in every aspect of public life”