Hull & East Riding Branch Programme


Hull & East Riding Branch Programme 2021-22

If you wish to contact the branch please get in touch with Branch Secretary Sylvia Usher, telephone 01482 448065, email usher@usher.karoo.co.uk

 

All talks are free to HA members, visitors £2

 

Branch Website www.herha.org.uk

 

 

25th October 2021, 7.30pm (doors open 7pm)

Venue: St Mary’s Church, Beverley, HU17 8DL

Henry V Agincourt to Beverley and Back

Professor Anne Curry, University of Southampton

 

Henry V visited Beverley on 8th April 1421 as part of his plan for further campaigning in France. Why did this include Beverley?

 

This is a shared meeting with Beverley Civic Society, who invited Anne Curry as the best speaker on Henry V’s campaigns and plans.

 

 

11th November 2021, 7.30pm

Venue: Nordic House (Danish Church), 104 Osborne St Hull HU1 2PN

“Upon departure, the fires could still be seen 80 to 100 kilometres away” The Hull Blitz in Nazi Propaganda

Victoria Taylor, University of Hull

 

Hull was the most bombed city outside London. The Government hid the disasters, referring to a ‘North East coast town’. Nazi headlines cried “success!”

 

This talk will contribute to local efforts to show that an injustice was done by suppressing Hull’s name in reporting raids and deaths, and recognition is needed 80 years on.

 

 

27th January 2022, 7.30pm

Venue: This meeting will be on Microsoft Teams. Please email vivienfeetham@yahoo.co.uk by 6pm Monday 24th January to be sent the link, and log on from 7pm for 7.30

 

The USA Reaction to the Cold War Crisis, 1957-63: JFK, Conflicts and Building the Family Fallout Shelter.

Dr Thomas Bishop, University of Lincoln

 

Kennedy’s determination, gradually successful, tilted the power balance, and drove American men to build family fallout shelters to show male leadership.

 

Dr Bishop’s new research on how American men reacted to this crisis as seeing the builder of fallout shelter in a family ‘saviour’ role.

 

 

17th February 2022, 7.30pm

Venue: This meeting will be on Microsoft Teams.  Please email vivienfeetham@yahoo.co.uk by 6pm Monday 14th February to be sent the link, and log on from 7pm for 7.30

 

Was Charles Dickens Right About the Court of Chancery?

Dr Amanda Capern, University of Hull

 

Dickens’ portrayal in Bleak House (1852) showed dragged out misery, In the 16th – 17th centuries the court of Chancery grew rapidly. How did it serve litigants so well?

 

This research into one of the Equity courts is an important indication that the Common Law courts were not the only channel of justice in England.

 

 

10th March 2022, 7.30pm

Venue: Nordic House (Danish Church), 104 Osborne St Hull HU1 2PN

History Matters. Working across the Community on Roots, Heritage and Futures.

Rob J Bell, founder of the History Troupe

 

Rob Bell, entrepreneur and poet, argues that history and creative subjects are vital in education. Examples from the History Troupe's work in Hull and East Riding schools show how students see their future and education needed by understanding their heritage.

 

Rob Bell, founder of the History Troupe, works with teachers, musicians and actors to stimulate classes to find out about significant events and people in this region, to discuss their historical importance, and then present this in dramatic or musical form.

 

 

12th May 2022

Venue: Venue: Nordic House (Danish Church), 104 Osborne St Hull HU1 2PN

William Constable: An Enlightened Gentleman

Philippa Wood, Curator at Burton Constable Hall

 

William Constable, 18th century owned of Burton Constable Hall, was a noted collector of plants, fossils, many 'curiosities', and an early scientific researcher, who epitomised the Enlightenment.

 

Philippa Wood, curator at Burton Constable, will draw on the remarkable collection assembled by William Constable to illustrate how well he represents Enlightenment views while remaining a Catholic and living in a remote part of East Yorkshire.