Exeter Branch Programme


Exeter Branch Programme 2019/20

 

ALL BRANCH MEETINGS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID-19

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE SEE OUR COVID-19 STATEMENT AT www.history.org.uk

Wednesday 6 November 2019
Time: 6.30pm
Event: Exeter Branch Historical Association Branch Event
Title: 'Churchill’s Great Game: Rethinking the long-term origins of the Cold War'
Speaker: Professor Richard Toye (University of Exeter, College of Humanities, History)

Venue: Amory Moot Room (Parker Moot)
Address and postcode: Amory Building, Rennes Drive, Exeter EX4 4RJ
Map: https://www.exeter.ac.uk/visit/directions/streathammap/
Parking and transport: Parking in Prince of Wales Road is free after 6.00pm. D bus service is frequent from city centre and other locations.

 

Friday 15 November 2019
Time: 5.30pm
Event: The Joyce Youings Memorial Lecture (College of Humanities, Centre for Early Modern Studies)
Title: 'Kirk and Community in Early Modern Orkney'
Speaker: Professor Peter Marshall (University of Warwick)

Venue: University of Exeter Streatham Court Lecture Theatre A
Address and postcode: Streatham Court, Rennes Drive, Exeter EX4 4ST
Map: https://www.exeter.ac.uk/visit/directions/streathammap/ 
Parking and transport: A charge for parking in Prince of Wales Road is made before 6.00pm. D bus service is frequent from city centre and other locations.

 

Monday 2 December 2019
Time: 5.00pm
Event: Exeter Branch Historical Association Branch Event
Title: 'The influence of the English Civil Wars: Relating 17th-century events to the contemporary situation, particularly Ireland'
Speaker: Professor Nicholas McDowell (University of Exeter, College of Humanities, English)

Venue: Exeter College Hele Road site, Main Lecture Theatre. Please sign in at Main Reception first.
Address and postcode: Exeter College, Hele Road Centre, Hele Road, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4JS
Map: See Exeter College website: https://exe-coll.ac.uk  Detailed directions to Lecture Theatre will be given at (and from) Reception.
Parking and transport: There is a charge for parking in New North Road before 6 p.m. Hele Road is on a bus route.

Special instructions: Please sign in at Main Reception in Exeter College on arrival. You will be directed to the Lecture Theatre. Parking is possible in Hele Road and in New North Road but there will be a charge before 6.00pm.

 

Wednesday 4 December 2019
Time: 6.00pm – 7.30pm
Event: University of Exeter Centre for Medieval Studies: Simon Barton Memorial Lecture
Title: 'Writing the History of the Sultan Saladin'
Speaker: Professor Jonathan Phillips (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Venue: University of Exeter Streatham Court [Old] Lecture Theatre C
Address and postcode: Streatham Court, Rennes Drive, Exeter EX4 4ST
Map: https://www.exeter.ac.uk/visit/directions/streathammap/ 
Parking and transport: Parking in Prince of Wales Road is free after 6.00pm. D bus service is frequent from city centre and other locations.

 

Thursday 30 January 2020
Time: 6.00pm for drinks and nibbles reception in the Amory Info Hub area; 6.30pm Valedictory Lecture in the Amory Moot Room (Parker Moot)
Event: Professor Jeremy Black Valedictory Lecture – joint event hosted by the College of Humanities and the Exeter Branch of the Historical Association
Title: 'Rethinking Military Revolutions'
Speaker: Professor Jeremy Black (University of Exeter, College of Humanities, History)

Venues: For pre-lecture reception: 6.00 p.m. Amory Info Hub area; 6.30 p.m. Valedictory Lecture in the Amory Moot Room (Parker Moot)
Address and postcode: Amory Building, Rennes Drive, Exeter EX4 4RJ
Map: https://www.exeter.ac.uk/visit/directions/streathammap/ 
Parking and transport: Parking in Prince of Wales Road is free after 6.00pm. D bus service is frequent from city centre and other locations.

 

Tuesday 11 February 2020
Time: 5.00pm
Event: Exeter Branch Historical Association Branch Event

Title: '231 Years After: Investigating the French Revolution in 2020'
Note: This talk will include discussion of a new research project Dr Alex Fairfax-Cholmeley is working on with colleagues at Queen Mary University of London. The project team are transcribing and analyzing a unique eyewitness account of high politics and everyday life during the French Revolution: a previously unknown manuscript diary written by the elderly duchess of Elbeuf. See: https://gtr.ukri.org/projects?ref=AH/R013292/1 
Speaker: Dr Alex Fairfax-Cholmeley (University of Exeter, College of Humanities)

Venue: Exeter College Exeter (at junction of Hele Road and New North Road) Lecture Theatre accessed after going through and signing in at Main Reception
Parking and transport: There is a charge for parking in New North Road before 6.00pm. Hele Road is on a bus route.

Special instructions: Please sign in at Main Reception in Exeter College on arrival. You will be directed to the Lecture Theatre. Parking is possible in Hele Road and in New North Road but there will be a charge before 6.00pm.

 

Tuesday 3 March 2020
Time: 4.15pm
Event: Exeter Branch Historical Association Branch Event
Title: 'A Day in the Life of a Soviet Teenager'
Speaker: Dr Claire McCallum (University of Exeter College of Humanities, History)

Venue: Exeter School Exeter, Andrews Hall (accessible from Exeter School’s Manston Terrace entrance, and opposite school chapel)
Address and postcode: Exeter School EX2 4NP https://www.exeterschool.org.uk/contact 
Parking and transport:  Parking is available in the school precincts, e.g. in the quadrangle by the chapel

Special instructions: Please go to Andrews Hall and wait there (please stay in the Andrews Hall)

 

POSTPONED Wednesday 25 March 2020
Event: Centre for Medieval Studies Annual Orme (Professor Nicholas Orme) Lecture
Speaker: Professor Elisabeth (Liesbeth) van Houts, Honorary Professor of European Medieval History in the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of Emmanuel College will give a public lecture.https://www.hist.cam.ac.uk/equality-diversity/celebrating-women/elisabeth-van-houts

A Message from Dr Helen Birkett:

Dear all,

This is to confirm that we are postponing this year’s Orme Symposium and Lecture, scheduled for 25 March, due to the current health crisis.

We hope to hold the symposium at the end of term 3. The Lecture by Prof. van Houts will probably take place in the autumn.

 I am sorry for any inconvenience or disappointment that this may cause.

With best wishes for the health and safety of all

Helen

Dr Helen Birkett, Senior Lecturer in Medieval History, University of Exeter