East Sussex Branch Programme

East Sussex Branch Programme 2024

All meetings (except The History Day) will be held from 7-9 pm in the large upstairs room at Bibendum, 1 Grange Road, Eastbourne BN21 4EU, a short walk from the railway station.

The History Day will from 9.30 am – 2 pm on Saturday 1 June at St Saviour’s Church Hall, South Street, Eastbourne BN21 4UT.

Entry is free to members, visitor fees are £2 per lecture and £5 for The History Day.

Annual local membership is available at the door for £10

For all branch enquiries please contact Dr John Oliphant at john@johnoliphant.net or telephone 07910672131


Thursday 2 May

Arab-Israeli Contention – An Overview of a Century of Conflict

John Levy, Director of the Academic Study Group on Israel & the Middle East


Saturday 1 June – 9.30 start

History Day at St. Saviour’s Church Hall, South Street BN21 4UT

Welcome 9.30am Lectures at 10am, 11.15am and 12.45-2.00

1066: A New Kind of Warfare?  Prof John Gillingham, Emeritus Professor of Medieval History, LSE

The Battle of Agincourt: Myth and Reality Prof Anne Curry, Emeritus Professor of Medieval History, Southampton University

The Nuremberg Trial and its Lasting Legacies Prof Michael Biddiss, Emeritus Professor of History, Reading University


Thursday 4 July

English Involvement in the 16th Century Atlantic Slave Trade

Prof Craig Lambert, Professor of Maritime History, Southampton University


Thursday 5 September

Branch Annual General Meeting followed by

Oliver Cromwell, hero or villain? Dr David Smith, Selwyn College, Cambridge University