Black Cats, New Moons & Ladders - The Origin of Superstitions

Sandy Leong


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Anywhere
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Regular (more than one month's notice)
Type:
Professional Speaker
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Paid: £65 local to Loughborough, Leicestershire, contact for charge for talks further a field.
Category:
History
Updated:
8th August 2017
Tagged:
Superstitions | History | Origins

A belief in luck and fate are the key components of superstitions and that they can be controlled by various actions of human beings. Do you throw salt over your shoulder if you spill it? Know that it's good luck if you see two magpies together; wonder if things didn't go as planned because it was Friday 13th and touch wood for good luck? But where did these beliefs originate?

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About Sandy Leong

Sandy Leong is married to a Malaysian, spending time living and working in Malaysia. She is a professional speaker, trainer & published author and historian; she has had a lifelong career as an educator & developer of people working in the UK & the Far East; she is a qualified teacher, past CEO of a Racial Equality Council, Guest Lecturer at Universities, and Colleges of Further Education. She is Immediate Past President of a Speakers Club & an active member of the National Association of Speakers Clubs, & Chair of a Board of Trustees of a large Charity. She speaks regularly at Conferences, & to a wide range of groups including, W.I’s, U3A‘s & Historical Societies & as an After Dinner Speaker and is a guest lecturer with P & O, Fred Olsen and Thomson Cruise Lines.
Her specialist areas are the Vikings and the Tudors.


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