Reading Branch Programme

Reading Branch Programme 2019-20

Meetings are held at Reading School, Erleigh Road, Reading RG1 5LW at 7.30pm unless otherwise stated. There is no fee to attend lectures for members or guests. For further information please contact Mr Chris Sexton:


Friday 18 October 2019, 8.00pm
'The White Ant’s Burden: Insects and British Colonial Power in India'
Speaker: Dr Rohan Deb Roy (University of Reading)
Preceded by the Annual General Meeting at 7.30pm

Friday 15 November 2019, 7.30pm
'Before 1619: Free Africans in Tudor and Stuart England before the First African Americans'
Speaker: Dr Miranda Kaufmann (Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London)

Friday 6 December 2019, 7.30pm
'The Peterloo Massacre of 1819 and its Significance in the History of British Democracy'
Speaker: Dr Katrina Navickas (University of Hertfordshire)

Friday 17 January 2020, 7.30pm
'The Hunt for Traitors and the Collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire'
Speaker: Professor Mark Cornwall (University of Southampton)

Friday 7 February 2020, 7.30pm
'The Resident Immigrants of Medieval Reading and Berkshire, 1350-1550'
Speaker: Dr Jessica Lutkin (University of Reading)

Friday 6 March 2020, 7.30pm
'Everyday Life and Accidental Death in Tudor England'
Speaker: Professor Steven Gunn (Merton College, Oxford)