Gloucestershire Branch Programme

Gloucestershire Branch Programme 2019-20

Meetings normally begin at 7.30pm, and are usually on Mondays.

The usual venue for meetings is the University of Gloucestershire's Park Campus, 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.

Meetings are free for members, and £3.00 for visitors. School and university students are always welcome to attend free of charge.

For further details please contact the secretary, Robert Sutton: 01242 574889


Monday 16 September (Cheltenham)

AGM, followed at 8.15 by

Robert Sutton, Branch Secretary

Glimpses from the Archives: The History of

our Historical Association Branch


Monday 7 October (Cheltenham)

Black History Month event

Dr Hannah-Rose Murray (University of Edinburgh)

‘It is Time for Slaves to Speak’: African-American Abolitionism in the British Isles, 1830-1890


Monday 21 October (Gloucester)

Black History Month event

Garry Stewart (Director, ‘Recognize Black Heritage and Culture’ Project, Birmingham)

Stories of Omission: The Conflict and Experiences

of Black Soldiers in the First World War


Monday 18 November (Cheltenham)

Roisin Inglesby (William Morris Gallery, Walthamstow)

‘A New Guild of Craftsmen’: William Morris and the Bauhaus


Monday 9 December (Cheltenham)

Dr Steph Mastoris (National Museum of Wales)

The History of the Christmas Card


Monday 13 January (Cheltenham)

Professor John Hughes (University of Gloucestershire)

Voicing Change: Bob Dylan in the 1960s


Monday 24 February (Gloucester)

Professor Barbara Yorke (University of Winchester)

King Alfred and the Vikings


Monday 23 March (Cheltenham)

Dr Johannes Lotze (University of Birmingham)

Chinngis Khan and the Mongols, c. 1200-1350:

From Pastoral Nomads to Universal Emperors


Monday 20 April (Gloucester)

Dr Tim Mason (University of Portsmouth)

The History of the Plague


Monday 18 May (Cheltenham)

Dr Gillian Spraggs (author and lecturer)

The Highwaymen’s Lawsuit’: Criminal Networks

in London between 1720 and 1735