Our yearly seminar for full DPUK members was once again held at the Michael Berry Lecture Theater in the Old Sessions House, Canterbury Christ Church University on April 27th and 28th 2019.
The seminar, sadly, had a drop in the amount of attendees. Some of our older members having to deal with health related issues. It even happened n Friday evening in the pub where we all gather before kick off on Saturday morning. Thankfully it all ended ok but we have him sent to thehospital at first after which he has to go home much earlier than anticipated.
Still we had enough people coming to ensure the seminar was a success.
We gather in the pub the Friday afternoon at The Dolphin pub where one of our embers gets unwell and after a quick checkup at the local hospital he is sadly not returning to us but off home.
The next morning Stuart Galloway opens the seminar like he has been doing for more than a decade.
Stuart is followed up by Phil Hopley who has flown in especially to speak to us from Australia.
Phil Hopley and Malcolm Blunt.
His talk is about the Fair Play for Cuba Committee, a subject not touched in depth by many. And we are grateful for Phil to share his wealth of info to us.
Halfway Phil's presentation we break for lunch, where most of us retreat to the Two Sawyers pub and catch up with the comings and goings of each other's research and trips to Dallas.
Lunch at the Two Sawyers.
Next up is Jim DeBrosse via telephone, his talk is about the media and the JFK Assassination.
After Jim DeBrosse it is time for one of the most solid researchers out there; Larry Hancock. This time the theme is Gene Wheaton. I personally found Wheaton an extremely interesting character so really devoured Larry's presentation.
Paul Brown, stepped in for Jason Wilcox who could not make the seminar. The short talk was about predictive programming in the JFK Assassination. He did fill in the gap nicely.
Then I get to sit down and talk with Jeff Meek on the phone. I was impressed by the way he interviewed various D.P.D. personnel such as M.N. McDonald, Jesse Curry and Gerald Hill back in the 70's, but he also did a very good Q&A with Mary Ferrell as well. Recently as an editor he put a supplement magazine together on the case and included some of his interviews in it and he kindly sent this to me. Jeff can be seen in this video presenting in Feb. 2019.
The next morning on Sunday we have our traditional auction to raise a few quid by selling JFK related memorabilia and books as always led by Mike Dworetsky, Allan Johnson and John Wassell.
Next up is Paul Brown again, and this time for the presentation he was meant to give.
Paul's presentation is followed up by a talk by yours truly, where I inform the member base about this new website and also some of my research findings that I have published on my own site over the past year.
This is then followed by what is becoming 'our yearly chat' with Malcolm Blunt. Since I have gone through thousands and thousands of pages from his archive and that of Harry Livingstone that Malcolm had brought from the U.S.A. I thought it would be a good idea to pick his brain about his archival career from the second half of the 1990's.
This year's closer will be Michele Metta's movie CMC. The Italian undercover CIA and Mossad station and the assassination of JFK. Followed up by a statement and a Q&A with Michele.
Overall a very successfull and above all interesting seminar.