Bournemouth, Christchurch, & Poole Branch Programme

Bournemouth, Christchurch, & Poole Branch Programme 2019-20

There is free admission to Saturday afternoon lectures but an admission charge of £4.00 for non-HA members and £2.50 for students at Monday lectures. Local membership of the branch is £15.00 per year.

Joint meetings with the Bournemouth Natural Science Society on Saturday afternoons begin at 2.30pm at 39 Christchurch Road BH1 3NS (parking is available at the BNSS and in nearby streets and using P1, R1, R2, and M2 [Derby Road] bus stops on Christchurch Road).

Monday evening lectures take place at 7.30pm at the Hinton Firs Hotel, 9 Manor Road BH1 3ET. Free parking is available in three car parks at the hotel, and in Manor Road from 5.00pm (also use P1, R1, R2, and M2 [Derby Road] bus stops on Christchurch Road).


Monday 23 September 2019, 7.25pm 
'From Slavery to Civil Rights: The Causes and Consequences of the American Civil War'
Speaker: Dr Clare Ives (St Andrews University)

Monday 28 October 2019, 7.30pm
'Cold War: Democracy, Communism, and Britain after Empire'
Speaker: Dr Chris Prior (Southampton University)

Saturday 16 November 2019, 2.30pm
'What were the Wars of the Roses about?'
Speaker: Dr Gordon McKelvie (University of Winchester)
[Joint Lecture with BNSS]

Monday 20 January 2020, 7.25pm
'Robespierre: For or Against?'
Speaker: Professor Colin Jones (Queen Mary College, London)

Monday 20 April 2020, 7.25pm
'The Merchant Fleet and the Maritime Trade of South-Coast Ports, 1565-1590'
Speaker: Dr Craig Lambert (Southampton University)

Saturday 9 May 2020, 2.30pm
‘"The Hammer of the Scots?" Edward I and Scotland'
Speaker: Dr Andy King (Southampton University)
[Joint Lecture with BNSS]

Monday 18 May 2020, 7.25pm
'The Great Exhibition of 1851'
Speaker: Dr Eleanor Quince (Southampton University)