Essex Branch Programme

Essex Branch Programme 2022 - 23

Talks on Saturdays, 2.30pm, Trinity Methodist Church,

Rainsford Road, Chelmsford, CM1 2XB.

Please check the calendar on this website for details.

Visitors and prospective members warmly welcomed -  £3


24 September 2022

Annual General Meeting, followed by:

The Crisis of the Meritocracy: Britain’s transition to mass education since the Second World War.

Dr Peter Mandler. Professor of Modern Cultural History. Univ.Cambridge



15 October 2022

Carry on Spying: The British technique. Early Modern intelligence and espionage

Eleanor Brown. Combined Military Services Museum, Maldon



3 December 2022

The Racial Reckoning with Slavery and Racism in the US: 1619-2020

Dr Cheryl Hudson. Lecturer in US Political History, Liverpool University

(Light seasonal refreshments after the talk)





7 January2023

Dark Shadows: The Memory of the Crusades down the Centuries

Dr Jonathan Phillips. Professor of Crusading History, Royal Holloway. University of London



4 February 2023

We’ll always have Paris! Stranger than fiction stories behind “A betrayal of heroes”

David Ellsworth. Prepare to be amazed!

Dave McCall. Writer



4 March 2023

Warfare in the 10th and 11th centuries – with particular reference to the Battle of Maldon.

John Pullen-Appleby. Writer



22 April 2023

The Cuban Missile Crisis revisited.

Professor David Stevenson. London School of Economics



13 May 2023

The Romanov Family

Helen Rappaport. Writer



For further information: phone 01245 256892