Beckenham & Bromley Branch Programme

Beckenham & Bromley Branch Programme 2021-22


Entry to meetings is free for HA members and £2 for visitors.

Associate membership of the branch is £10 for 2021/2022 or £17.50 with our monthly news bulletin, the Beckenham Historian.

All meetings take place at 7.45 p.m. in Christ Church, Fairfield Road, Beckenham,

BR3 3LE unless otherwise stated. Tea and coffee is served from 7. 30 p.m.

There is a public car park nearby. For public transport routes and a local map, please see the branch website


Programme of events 2021-2022

Thursday 16 September                     

7.30 p.m.

Annual General Meeting

followed by                

7.45 p.m.                    

Mr. Peter Longley

The Backdrop to the Rise of Christianity – The Graeco-Roman World of the First Century


Friday 15 October

11.45 a.m.

Visit to Fulham Palace

Numbers Limited

Pre-booking essential


Thursday 21 October

Professor Michael Fulford

The Silchester Town Life Project 1997-2021


Wednesday 17 November

11.00 a.m.

Visit to the Old Operating Theatre, St Thomas’ Hospital


Thursday 18 November                     

Professor  Lawrence Goldman

Sir Robert Peel:

One Victorian prime minister, multiple personalities


Thursday 16 December                     

Dr. Ellie Woodacre

Medieval Queens:

Ruling Women in a Man’s World

The evening will begin with light Christmas refreshments

The lecture will be in our Church accommodation but Dr. Woodacre will lecture via Zoom.

Remote bookings accepted.






Date to be confirmed

Professor Arthur Burns

The Madness of George III Revisited

This lecture will be in our Church accommodation but is a joint meeting with the Central London branch and Professor Burns will lecture via Zoom

Thursday 20 January

In Christ Church Hall            

7.00 p.m.

Fish and Chip Supper                        

followed by

A Window on the Past:

200 Years of West Wickham

Film of a talk, accompanied by archival footage, given by the late Joyce Walker

Pre-booking essential



Wednesday 9 February

11.00 a.m.

Visit to the Royal College of Physicians

Numbers Limited.

Pre-booking essential


Thursday 24 February

Dr. Katherine Ballantyne

Martin Luther King


Thursday 17 March               

Dr. Richard Bogle

Leaps and Bounds:

How Cardiology Treatment has developed since 1929

(This meeting is part of British Science Week 2022)


Wednesday 30 March

11.45 a.m.

Numbers Limited

Pre-booking essential

Visit to Crossness Pumping Station


Thursday 21 April

Professor David Stevenson

The Cuban Missile Crisis:

Sixty Years On

This lecture will be in our Church accommodation but Professor Stevenson will lecture via Zoom

Remote bookings accepted





Thursday 28 April                 

7.00 for 7.30 p.m.      

Annual Dinner

at Lugana Restaurant, Beckenham

Pre-booking essential


Thursday 12 May

Professor Jonathan Phillips

The Life and Legend of the Sultan Saladin


21 May


To be confirmed

All-day coach outing to Portsmouth and the Mary Rose exhibition

Pre-booking essential


Saturday 11 June                                           

11.00 a.m.

Midsummer London Walk

A Guided Walk around Clerkenwell

Led by Kate Boyle


Thursday 16 June                   

Dr. David Noy

Foreigners in Ancient Rome:

Citizens and Strangers