Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole Branch Programme

Branch Programme

By HA Bournemouth Branch

Bournemouth Branch H A Programme 2018-19

There is free admission to Saturday afternoon lectures but an admission charge of £4. 00p for non- HA members and £2.50p for students at Monday lectures. Associate membership of the branch is £15 per year.

Joint meetings with the Bournemouth Natural Science Society on Saturday afternoons begin at 2.30pm at 39 Christchurch Rd, BH1 3NS (Parking is available at the BNSS and in nearby streets. 1a, 1b and 1c (Derby Rd) bus stops on Christchurch Rd.). Monday evening lectures take place at 7.30pm at the Hinton Firs Hotel, 9 Manor Road, BH1 3ET. Free parking is available at the hotel, and also in Manor Road from 5.00 p.m.

Bus routes P1, R1, R2 and m2 (Derby Rd/St Swithun’s Roundabout) bus stops on Christchurch Rd.


Monday, October 8th at 7.30 p.m.

Dr Jonathan Conlin, Southampton University

A Crude History of the Great War: Middle Eastern Oil and the Great Powers

Monday, October 29th at 2.30 p.m.

Dr Joan Tumbelty, Southampton University

The Cult of Napoleon in Modern France, 1908 - 1927

Saturday, November 10th at 2.30 p.m.

Dr Richard Williams, Royal Collection, Windsor

Lucas Cranach and the German Renaissance

Joint meeting with Bournemouth Natural Science Society

Monday, December 3rd at 7.30 p.m.

Dr Remy Ambuhl, Southampton University

Joan of Arc and the First 'Prisonniers de Guerre'.



Saturday, 12th January at 2.30 p.m.

Prof. Barbara Yorke, University of Winchester

The Staffordshire Hoard: An Archaeological and Historical Mystery from the Anglo-Saxon Period

Joint meeting with Bournemouth Natural Science Society

Monday, February 18th at 7.30 p.m.

Professor Tony Badger, President, Historical Association

Did Barack Obama Fail?

Saturday, March 2nd at 7.30 p.m.

Dr Katherine Weikert (University of Winchester)

Limits of Power: The Anarchy, Empress Matilda and Henry of Blois, Bishop of Winchester

Joint meeting with Bournemouth Natural Science Society

Monday, May 20th at 7.30 p.m.

Dr John McAleer, Southampton University

The East India Company: The Company that Changed the World

followed by the Annual General Meeting

No further notice will be given: proposals and nominations should reach the Secretary by 6th May