Gloucestershire Branch Programme

Branch Programme

2018-19 Programme

Meetings normally begin at 7.30 pm., and are usually on Mondays (but please note exceptions this season). The venue for Cheltenham meetings is the University of Gloucestershire’s Park Campus, Cheltenham (GPS: enter The Park, Cheltenham). Gloucester meetings are at the Oxstalls Campus of the University of Gloucestershire.

Both venues have large car parks, and bus 94U runs to both campuses from the centre of both Cheltenham and Gloucester. 

Annual Associate Membership costs £15 (£12.50 pensioners/unwaged). For further details please contact the Secretary, Robert Sutton (01242 574889, or email

Meetings are free for national HA members and associate members of the branch, £3 for visitors. (School and university students are always welcome to attend free of charge.) 

PLEASE NOTE: Some details for the meetings marked with an asterisk* are subject to confirmation; please check our branch website ( soon for the final programme.


Monday 17 September    Park Campus, Cheltenham

Branch AGM
- followed at 8.15 pm by

Christian O'Connell, University of Gloucestershire

1968, the “Summer of Love”

Friday 19 October   Oxstalls Campus, Gloucester

Dr Charles Gore, SOAS, University of London

The Benin Empire: art and history   Black History Month event

Tuesday 20 November
   Park Campus, Cheltenham

Specially produced video and speaker Paula Kitching from the Historical Association’s project marking the RAF’s centenary nationally

The RAF and the Berlin Airlift 1948-49

Monday 3 December
   Park Campus, Cheltenham

Tony Comer, GCHQ historian                                        

The History of GCHQ and How It Came to Cheltenham

Monday 14 January
   Oxstalls Campus, Gloucester

Malcolm Mclean, University of Gloucestershire

Apartheid and Sport

Wednesday 13 February* 
Park Campus, Cheltenham

Dr Justin Bengry, Goldsmiths, University of London

'Doing It in Public': Queer History Beyond the Academy

Monday 18 March
   Park Campus, Cheltenham 

Dr Sarah Evans, Royal Geographical Society

Hidden Histories of Women and Exploration

- Women's History Month event

Monday 15 April
   Park Campus, Cheltenham 

Dr Iain Robertson, University of the Highlands and Islands

Culloden, Clearances and Crofting: Highland history across the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Monday 13 May  
Oxstalls Campus, Gloucester

Dr Neil Wynn

Britain's Forgotten Black Divas: African-American Female Performers in Britain from Jazz Age to Post-war.