Essex Branch Programme

Last updated: 10th October 2018

Talks are on Saturdays at 2.30pm

Venue: Trinity Methodist Church, Rainsford Road, Chelmsford, CM1 2XB.

Free parking at the Church or in the County Council car-park opposite.

Visitors and prospective members warmly welcomed - a £3 donation requested.

For further information: email or phone 01245.256892.  

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2018 events

29th September

Building Utopia in Purleigh; the rise and fall of a late-Victorian dream

Vic Gray, former Essex County Archivist

(There will be a short AGM before the talk).

27th October

The Divorce of Henry VIII: An untold story from inside the Vatican

Professor Catherine Fletcher, Associate Professor in History and Heritage, University of Swansea

1st December

Treasures from the Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms

(talk to link with the exhibition at the British Library created by the speaker).

Professor Joanna Story, University of Leicester

(Light seasonal refreshments after the talk).

2019 events

12th January

The Weimar Republic and its difficult birth

Dr Eric Boston, Director of Academic Liaison, Head of Humanities, Head of History and Politics, CATs Cambridge

2nd February

The Case of the Petrified Leg and other 18th century Medical Curiosities

Dr Lisa Smith, Lecturer, Department of History, University of Essex

2nd March

Some Ancient Greeks in Roman Britain

Professor Edith Hall, Professor of Classics, King's College, University of London

6th April

'Please, Sir, I want some more'.  What did they eat in Victorian Britain?

Dr Robert Hopkinson, former Head of History, Wolsingham School, former Secretary, Durham HA Branch, and recent Treasurer, Cumbria HA Branch

11th May

'The March of the Women':  The Campaign for Women's Suffrage in Britain?

Dr Robert Saunders, Senior Lecturer in Modern British History, Queen Mary College, University of London