Essex Branch Programme

Published: 12th July 2017

Essex Branch Programme 2019-20

Talks on Saturdays, 2.30pm, at Trinity Methodist Church, Rainsford Road, Chelmsford CM1 2XB.

Visitors and prospective members warmly welcomed - £3.00.

For further information, phone: 01245 256892 or visit:


Saturday 28 September 2019
'Towards the Abyss: The Last Year of Peace in Essex 1938-39'
Speaker: Dr Paul Rusiecki, Essex Historian and Author
There will be a short Annual General Meeting before the talk

Saturday 26 October 2019
'Pugilists, Diggers, and Choreographers: Working Together for the Development of Black History in Britain'
: Dr Robin Whitburn, Lecturer in History Education (University College London, Institute of Education, Co-Director Justice to History)
Black History Month

Saturday 7 December 2019
'Female Servants in Early Modern England'
: Dr Amanda Flather, Lecturer in History (University of Essex)
Light seasonal refreshments after the talk

Saturday 11 January 2020
'Queen Anne'
: Dr David L. Smith, Fellow, College Lecturer and Director of Studies in History (Selwyn College, University of Cambridge)

Saturday 1 February 2020
'Writing for the Vote: Women’s Suffrage Literature and Drama 1907-14'
: Professor Katharine Cockin (Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies, University of Essex)

Saturday 7 March 2020
'The Many Ends of the Soviet Union: A Guide through the Maze of Interpretations'
: Dr Felix Schnell, Senior Lecturer in History (University of Essex)

Saturday 4 April 2020
'Tudor Harwich and its People'
: Dr Chris Thornton, Editor (Victoria County History of Essex)

Saturday 9 May 2020
'Excavations at Mucking, Essex: The Story of a Remarkable Site'
: Dr Sam Lucy, Admissions Tutor and Fellow (Newnham College, University of Cambridge)