BMMHS Zoom Talks

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BMMHS Zoom Talks

During the First Lockdown in June 2020, we ran two Pilot BMMHS Zoom talks to a restricted number of participants to investigate the demand for on-line BMMHS Talks and make sure that we all felt comfortable with the technology. Following the success of the pilots, we rolled out a programme of BMMHS Zoom Talks.
 
During 2021 we shall continue with monthly Zoom talks and look to resume live meetings as soon as we can and it is deemed safe to do so. However with the uncertainty over COVID and the restrictions, the meetings we have organised may revert to Zoom talks.  So please check on the website homepage www.bmmhs.org for the latest information.
 
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We will be running monthly Evening Zoom talks during 2022. These will take place on the first Tuesday of each month (unless otherwise stated) at 7:30pm.
 

We are currently working on putting together the schedule of zoom talks for 2022.

 

How do I join a BMMHS Zoom Talk?

The Zoom meeting joining link will be emailed to you the day before the talk.

In order to receive details of BMMHS Zoom talks we only need your email address. So if you are already receiving BMMHS emails then you do not need to take any action. We apologise for the additional e-mail traffic but for now it will be the easiest way to keep you informed.

To join the talk just click on the Zoom Joining Link in the email you receive on the day before the talk and wait for the talk to start.

If you are new to BMMHS, and wish to participate in our Zoom talks, then please register via this link, and you will be sent joining details. Please note that as the joining instructions for the talk will be emailed out to participants the day before the talk can you please register for talks at least 24 hours in advance.

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When do the BMMHS Zoom Talks take place?

The schedule is for two BMMHS Zoom talks every month.

In 2021 Afternoons at 2:00pm on every first Tuesday.

In 2022 Evenings at 7:30pm on first Wednesday.

Please note that in September 2021, COVID permitting, we intend to return to meetings in the Village Hall. We will still continue with the Tuesday afternoon Zoom talks. All dates subject to change.

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Funding of BMMHS Zoom Talks - Donations Requested

To host Zoom talks costs BMMHS both licence costs and speaker fees.  

The requested donation for BMMHS Zoom talks is as follows:

  • Single Talk             £5
  • Block of 5 talks   £20
  • Block of 10 talks £40

Payable by bank transfer into BMMHS account or via PayPal.  We will work on a trust basis and with no detailed monitoring  (but our Treasurer will keep a watchful eye!).

These donations will help keep BMMHS running during these difficult times.

How do I make a Payment?

Payments can be made either direct into the BMMHS bank account or via PayPal

To make your payment direct to the BMMHS bank account: 

  • Account Name:   British Modern Military History Society
  • Barclays Bank
  • Sort code 20 65 20 
  • Account number 13786250 
  • Use your initial and surname as the reference on your payment  i.e. JSmith

To make your Payment by PayPal:

Simply, log onto your PayPal account, click “Send Money”; enter the amount you wish to pay.  Please make the payment in Pounds Sterling for one or more talks (see above) and enter the following e-mail address nigel.parker@bmmhs.org and click send.   We can email a receipt to you if you request.

Please try to make your payment before the start of the talks. 

  1. If you would like an acknowledgement of receipt of payment, please email us on info@bmmhs.org
  2. A link to the Zoom meeting will be sent on the day of the talk.

Charity Donation

From the outset of the formation of BMMHS we have raised funds for military charities. At each Zoom talk or meeting we endeavour to make a financial contribution to the speakers military charity of their choice. 

This is included within the pricing mentioned above.

For more information on BMMHS working with charities  click here

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BMMHS is helping to raise funds for a number of military charities

Are the BMMHS Zoom Talks & meetings being recorded?

We have considered this but for the foreseeable future have decided not to record our Zoom or live meetings.   
There are two main reasons for this decision:-   
a.  There are issues with the copyright of certain materials, especially pictures and images our speakers may use in their talks.   
b. Some of our speakers do not want recording of their talks as they are their own Intellectual Property based on their own research and endeavours.
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Not familiar with Zoom ?

For those of you not familiar with Zoom it is a video based technology that will allow us to provide speaker presentations to you on your own PC, Laptop, iPad or mobile phone in your own home. 

Need help using Zoom ?

Please email us on zoom@bmmhs.org and we will contact you and help guide through how it is used. Please include your phone number in your email.
 
If you need this help then please let us know at least 5 days in advance so that we have time to help you get set up and become familiar with Zoom. We will be happy to help.
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Please contact us if you need help using Zoom

Further Questions

If you have any other questions,  please contact us on zoom@bmmhs.org

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We look forward to welcoming you to our BMMHS Virtual Talks.

 

The BMMHS Team

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