Bristol Branch Programme

Bristol Branch Programme 2020-21

Adult associate members £10 2020-21. Free for school students & National HA members, Bristol University staff and students.  Non-members may attend one session as a taster free before joining.  Further details are available on our website , Twitter or Facebook  


To be part of online lectures you will need to book in advance with


Sunday 9th August Walk at 2pm - meet on College Green

Dr Evan Jones: Bristol and Cabot: A Reception History 


Sunday September 13th Walk 2pm- meet at bandstand Castle Park

Rob Pritchard Medieval Bristol


September Date TBC AGM on Zoom


7th October 7.30pm Zoom Online Lecture

Professor Saul David Crucible of Hell: Okinawa - The Last Great Battle of the Second World War'


21st October – Zoom Online Lecture

Professor Josie McLellan Glad to Be Gay Behind the Wall: LGBT+ activism in 1970s East Germany


11th November – Zoom Online Lecture

Professor Jon Lawrence 'Family, Place and Belonging: stories about class and community from Bristol and beyond'


25th November – Zoom Online Lecture

Professor Ronald Hutton Famine and Plague in Early Modern England


9th December – Zoom Online Lecture

Dr Patrick Vernon OBE The Making of 100 Great Black Britons 2003- 2020


27th January -Zoom Online Lecture

Professor Katy Cubitt, UEA

The Vikings Reappraised: New Discoveries and New Approaches

If you would like the link for our Zoom lecture please contact our membership secretary Robert Pritchard at


24th February – Zoom Online Lecture

Dr Sean Cunningham Henry VII: Treason and Trust


21st March (TBC) Sunday 2pm

Tour of Goldney House Grotto and Gardens in Clifton places & numbers to be confirmed


10th March – Zoom Online Lecture

Dr Richard Stone “Bristol’s First Slave Traders 1662-1698” – a local detective story


31st March – Zoom Online Lecture

Dr Su Lin Lewis Migration and Empire


12th May  – Zoom Online Lecture

Eugene Byrne local historian & writer Unbuilt Bristol


May Sunday date TBC

Acton Court Tour Dr Rob Bell