Bath Branch Programme

Bath Branch Programme 2024-25

Entry to lectures is free for national HA members and Bath branch local members who have paid an annual subscription. Visitors are welcome and are asked to pay £5 per lecture.


For more information please contact Mike Short, Branch Secretary, or 01225 812945.


Lectures begin at 7.30 pm at Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, 16-18 Queen Square, Bath, BA1 2HN.


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Programme for 2024-25


Thursday 26 September 2024

Empires of the Normans

Speaker: Professor Levi Roach (University of Exeter)


Thursday 24 October 2024

Recording War: IWM’s Blavatnik Art, Film and Photography Galleries

Speaker: Caro Howell (Director-General, Imperial War Museums)


Thursday 5 December 2024

Fear and fake news: Britain and the first ‘Age of Terror’, 1881-1900

Speaker: Dr James Crossland (Liverpool John Moores University)


Wednesday 11 December 2024

Branch Members’ Christmas Celebration at Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution

Special Guest: Alex Sherman (Chief Executive, Bath Preservation Trust)


Thursday 16 January 2025

Generations and the English Reformations

Speaker: Professor Alexandra Walsham (University of Cambridge), President of the Historical Association


Thursday 27 February 2025

Climate change and the new normal

Speaker: Dr Venus Bivar (University of Oxford)


Thursday 27 March 2025

The ‘taint of “charity” children’: The British Government’s response to child victims of the Second World War and the establishment of residential nurseries

Speaker: Dr David Clampin (Liverpool John Moores University)


Thursday 24 April 2025

Enmity and violence in early modern Europe

Speaker: Professor Stuart Carroll (University of York)