Bristol Branch Programme

Bristol Branch Programme 2021-22

We hope to return to live meetings at Bristol University’s Humanities Department in 2021-22 further details of this will soon be confirmed, we may be offering a hybrid version with Zoom and live or if necessary, Zoom only but everything is will be dependent on Government regulations regarding Covid so please check the website



6th October, 7.30pm

Finding Britain

Professor Tim Cole


20th October, 6pm

30 Years of Writing Black British History Books - A Celebration

Dr Stephen Bourne


10th November, 7.30pm

I shall speak not so much as a Member of Parliament as a housewife’: Labour women, welfare feminism and parliamentary politics, 1945-1959

Dr Lyndsey Jenkins


24th November 7.30pm

The Story of China - Voices from the Chinese Past

Dr Michael Wood


1st December, 6pm

Great Debate HA Student Debating Competition Bristol Heat


15th December 7.30pm

From St Paul's Uprising to Black Lives Matter: Activism, Continuity & Change in Bristol

Dr Edson Burton




26th January, 7.30pm

Wine through time: a vinous history of Bristol 

Dr Evan Jones

(Limited Places & small extra charge contact Rob our treasurer  to book a place)


16th February, 7.30pm

Sugar, Silk and Slaves: English Women's Participation in 17th Century Colonialism

Dr Misha Ewen


4th March, 7.30pm

The Decline and Fall of the British Motorcycle Empire as a case study in British Industrial Decline

Rob Pritchard


23rd March, 7.30pm

‘The Beginnings of England’ Working Title

Dr Marc Morris


28th April, 7.30pm

Towards a more representative GCSE History curriculum, or the rise of Hitler in three women

Ed Durbin

(This an event specifically for teachers so book a place with


Easter Holidays – 4th – 25th April


4th May, 7.30pm   

Lenin and Russia

Dr Catherine Merridale


11th May, 7.30pm  

The Successful Reign of Mary Tudor

Professor Ronald Hutton



Annual branch membership is £10 for all members paying before end of July 2021.  After that date consult website for further details All lectures are free to National HA members. University of Bristol staff & all students. Further details are available on our website, Facebook and Twitter feed.

For any branch queries please contact Mary Feerick on 0117 9442896 or email