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A major historical convention in France.

Committee Member Paul Myles will present 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. 

Details on page 35 of the catalogue.


Thomas Paine Presentation         

Blois Chateau Royal Saturday 11th October 17.30 – 18.30

Dr Micheal Turner, Mayor of Lewes, to introduce theme “Thomas Paine Rebel or Patriot”  followed  by a 35  minute  presentation by  Paul Myles a doctoral student at  the University of St Andrews  and a committee member of the Thomas Paine Society UK. Concluding  with a 20 minute reading of a short play about  Thomas Paine written by Dr. Micheal Turner.

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”

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