Beckenham & Bromley Branch Programme


Beckenham & Bromley Branch Programme 2020-21

 

 

Details of events will be found in the Branch’s monthly bulletin, the Beckenham Historian,

obtainable by post from the Editor at £7.50 for ten con­secutive issues. 

 

All meetings are held in Christ Church Beckenham, Fairfield Road, off Beckenham High Street, BR3 3LE, on Thursdays at 7.45 p.m. unless otherwise stated. While Government Covid-19 guidelines are in place face coverings must be worn at meetings. Pre-booking for all meetings in the Church is required. Please email your name and telephone number to ann.wagstaff@gmail.com or leave a message with your details on 020 8777 7742.

                                   

Website: http://beckenham-historical-association.org/

 

2020

 

24 September              Annual General Meeting

7.30 p.m.                     followed by                            

                                    Dr. Tim Mason

                                    THE PLAGUE: 4000 BC – 2000 AD

 

15 October                  Professor David Carpenter

HENRY III AND WESTMINSTER ABBEY       

 

26 November              Dr. Roger Squires

THE HISTORY OF THE REGENTS CANAL

 

10 December               Gillian Walnes Perry

THE LEGACY OF ANNE FRANK

The evening will begin with light Christmas refreshments

 

2021

 

14 January                   Professor Simon Dixon

CATHERINE THE GREAT AND THE ENLIGHTENMENT

 

11 February                 Presidential Lecture   

Professor Peter Mandler

THE CRISIS OF MERITOCRACY:

HOW POPULAR DEMAND (NOT POLITICIANS) MADE BRITAIN

INTO A MASS EDUCATION SOCIETY

 

 

5 March                       VISIT TO THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS (provisional)

Friday                          Numbers Limited

11.30 a.m.                   Bookings by Friday 19 February

(This meeting is part of British Science Week 2021)

 

           

18 March                     Professor Steven Gunn

HENRY VII AND HIS COURT

                                   

 

12 April                       VISIT TO SKINNERS’ HALL (provisional)

Monday                       Numbers Limited

2.30 p.m.                     Bookings by Monday 29 March

 

22 April                       Dr. Sophie Ambler

SIMON DE MONTFORT:

ENGLAND’S FIRST REVOLUTION AND

THE DEATH OF CHIVALRY, 1258 - 1265

 

29 April                       ANNUAL DINNER

7.00 for 7.30 p.m.       Lugana Restaurant, Beckenham

Numbers Limited

Bookings by Thursday 1 April

 

 

13 May                        Dr. David Noy

JEWS IN THE ROMAN EMPIRE

 

22 May                        ALL DAY COACH OUTING TO SOUTHSEA AND PORTSMOUTH:

Saturday                      VISITS TO THE D-DAY STORY AND THE MARY ROSE EXHIBITIONS

8.15 a.m.                     Numbers Limited

Bookings by Saturday 24 April

 

10 June                        Professor Yang-wen Zheng

THE HISTORY OF LATE IMPERIAL AND MODERN CHINA

           

12 June                        Midsummer London Walk

Saturday                      A STROLL IN CLERKENWELL:

11.00 a.m.                   INCLUDING ST. JOHN’S GATE

Led by Kate Boyle

 

June/July                     VISIT TO SEVERNDROOG CASTLE

tbc

 

July                             VISIT TO THE SILCHESTER TOWN LIFE PROJECT

tbc      

 

August                        ALL DAY OUTING TO THE SAVILL GARDEN AND

tbc                               FROGMORE HOUSE, WINDSOR