Bath Branch Programme

Bath Branch Programme 2020-21


Entry to lectures is free for national HA members and Bath branch local members who have paid an annual subscription (£12). Visitors are asked to pay £3 per lecture.


For further information please contact Mike Short, branch secretary, or 01225 812945.


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


Programme for 2020-21


Thursday 24 September 2020

‘Spoils of War: The trophies, treasure and trivia of the British Empire’

Speaker: Christopher Joll (Regimental historian, Household Cavalry)


Thursday 22 October 2020

‘Europe’s Great Witch Hunt’

Speaker: Professor Ronald Hutton (University of Bristol)


Thursday 26 November 2020

‘Medieval Queens: Ruling Women in a Man’s World’

Speaker: Dr Ellie Woodacre (University of Winchester)


Thursday 10 December 2020

Members’ Christmas Visit and Buffet

Venue: Number 1 Royal Crescent, Bath


Thursday 21 January 2021

‘Louis XVI and the French Revolution’

Speaker: Professor William Doyle (University of Bristol)


Thursday 18 February 2021

‘The Execution of Earl Waltheof, 1076: Rebellion and its consequences in eleventh-century England’

Speaker: Professor Ryan Lavelle (University of Winchester)


Thursday 25 March 2021

‘The Triumph of Music: how it became the master-art of the modern world’

Speaker: Professor Tim Blanning (Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge)


Thursday 22 April 2021

‘The Crisis of the Meritocracy: How popular demand made Britain into a mass education society’

Speaker: Professor Peter Mandler (Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge)

President of the Historical Association


Thursday 20 May 2021

Members’ Visit

Venue: The Merchant’s House, Marlborough