Branch Programmes

The HA has over 45 local branches throughout the UK who organise their own programmes of historical lectures and activities, and collectively put on a programme of around 350 history events every year featuring leading historians and researchers. Branch events are open to both members and non-members and are a great way to socialise and meet other people from your local community who share an interest in history.
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Each branch has its own arrangements on entry costs most don't require booking but please check before attending. Most events are listed in the HA web calendar and you can submit your own events (requires login). 

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  • Bath Branch Programme

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    Bath Branch Programme 2019-20 Entry to lectures is free for national HA members and for Bath branch local members who have paid an annual subscription (£12.00). Visitors are asked to pay £3.00 per meeting. For further information please contact Mike Short, branch secretary, at: mikeshort20@btinternet.com or 01225 812945 All lectures begin...

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  • Beckenham & Bromley Branch Programme

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    Beckenham & Bromley Branch Programme 2019-20 Mrs Ann Wagstaff (Programme Secretary): aj60@dial.pipex.com All meetings are held in Christ Church Hall Beckenham, Fairfield Road, off Beckenham High Street BR3 3LE, on Thursdays at 8.00pm unless otherwise stated. Coffee and tea will be served from 7.45pm. Website: http://beckenham-historical-association.org/   Thursday 19 September...

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  • Bedford Branch Programme

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    Bedford Branch Programme 2019-20 All meetings are at Chapter House, St Peter’s Church, De Parys Avenue, Bedford MK40 2TX at 7.30pm (unless otherwise indicated). Car parking along the residential road or in Council car park opposite. Contact James Collett-White at: james@simla.org.uk or 01234 266839   Monday 16 September 2019 6.00pm:...

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  • Bolton Branch Programme

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    Bolton Branch Programme 2019-20 Venue: Sutcliffe Suite at Bolton School Girls’ Division, Chorley New Road, Bolton BL1 4PACar Parking: Girls’ Division QuadDisabled Access Branch fees: £20.00 per year individual, £35.00 joint; £4.00 per meeting for visitors   Monday 9 September 2019, 7.30pm'Simon de Montfort: England’s First Revolution and the Death...

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  • Bournemouth, Christchurch, & Poole Branch Programme

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    Bournemouth, Christchurch, & Poole Branch Programme 2019-20 There is free admission to Saturday afternoon lectures but an admission charge of £4.00 for non-HA members and £2.50 for students at Monday lectures. Local membership of the branch is £15.00 per year. Joint meetings with the Bournemouth Natural Science Society on Saturday...

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  • Bristol Branch Programme

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    Bristol Branch Programme 2019-20 We normally meet on a Wednesday evening, though activities such as walks may take place on other days (clearly indicated in the programme below). Lectures will normally start at 7.30pm. Annual branch membership is £15.00 and £5.00 for school students. All lectures are free to National...

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  • Buckinghamshire Branch Programme

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    Buckinghamshire Branch Programme 2019-20 Meetings are held on Wednesdays at 8.00pm in the Friends' Meeting House, Rickfords Hill, Aylesbury HP20 2RT (except where stated otherwise). Admission to meetings is free to full and local members of the Historical Association. Visitors and students are welcome; admission is £3.00. Local membership of...

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  • Cambridge Branch Programme

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    Cambridge Branch Programme 2019-20 Tuesday 15 October 2019'Medieval Princesses'Speaker: Kelsey Wilson Lee Monday 18 November 2019'Diversity in Medieval Cities'Speaker: Miri Rubin Monday 2 December 2019'Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll: History of Pop Music in the 1960s'Speaker: Alan Goldsmith Tuesday 4 February 2020'Edward VIII'Speaker: Ted Powell May 2020'Modern Europe'Speaker: Jessica...

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  • Canterbury Branch Programme

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    Canterbury Branch Programme 2019-20 Talks are open to the public and are free to HA members, branch members, and students; others are asked to pay £3.00 towards expenses. Branch membership is £10.00 per year.   Thursday 19 September 2019, 4.30pmCommittee MeetingVenue: Kent College, Room H1 CT2 9DT Thursday 17 October...

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  • Cardiff Branch Programme

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    Cardiff Branch Programme 2019-20 All lectures at 7.15pm in the Cardiff University Centre for Lifelong Learning, 21-23 Sengennhydd Road, Cardiff CF24 4AG. Free to all.   Wednesday 20 November 2019'There’s Something About Mary: Problematising the Bodies of the Wives of James II'Speaker: Professor Lloyd Llewelyn Jones (Cardiff University) Wednesday 18...

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  • Central London Branch Programme

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    Central London Branch Programme 2019-20 President: Professor David Stevenson (London School of Economics)Secretary: Mrs Chrissie Ganjou; chrissie@ganjou.com or 020 7323 1192Treasurer: Mrs Jill Kilsby MA, MBA; jkcharity@outlook.com or 07957 627783 Lectures start at 2.00pm on Saturdays at the Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E...

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  • Chichester Branch Programme

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    Chichester Branch Programme 2019-20 All meetings start at 7.30pm, unless specified otherwise, with refreshments served from 7.00pm, at the Friends’ Meeting House, Priory Road, Chichester PO19 1NX. Meetings are free to full members of the Historical Association (including staff and students of schools and colleges holding corporate membership; members should...

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  • City of Lincoln Branch Programme

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    City of Lincoln Branch Programme This season's programme has concluded. The programme for 2019/2020 will be confirmed in September 2019.

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  • Durham Branch Programme

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    Durham Branch Programme This season's programme has concluded. There will be no programme for 2019/2020.

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  • Ealing Branch Programme

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    Ealing Branch Programme 2019-20 Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at Ealing Green Church W5 5QT, at 7.30pm, with the exception of the October meeting which normally takes place at Twyford High School. Website: www.ealinghistory.org.ukPierre Thomas (Secretary): pierre.thomas@btinternet.com or 020 8567 6554 Tuesday 10 September 2019‘The Corruption...

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  • Essex Branch Programme

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    Essex Branch Programme 2019-20 Talks on Saturdays, 2.30pm, at Trinity Methodist Church, Rainsford Road, Chelmsford CM1 2XB. Visitors and prospective members warmly welcomed - £3.00. For further information, phone: 01245 256892 or visit: http://essexbranchha.blogspot.com   Saturday 28 September 2019'Towards the Abyss: The Last Year of Peace in Essex 1938-39'Speaker: Dr...

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  • Exeter Branch Programme

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    Exeter Branch Programme This season's programme has concluded. The programme for 2019/2020 will be released in October 2019.

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  • Glasgow & West of Scotland Branch Programme

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    Glasgow & West of Scotland Branch Programme 2019-20 Talks are held in Hillhead Library, Byres Road on the second Thursday of the month at 5.30pm, except for the event to be confirmed on 11-13/02/2020, 'Johnson and Boswell: The History of Ideas'.   Thursday 10 October 2019'Envoi'For closure of our WWI commemoration,...

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  • Gloucestershire Branch Programme

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    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...

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  • Gwent Branch Programme

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    Gwent Branch Programme 2019-20 All Branch talks start at 7.00pm and are held at St Augustine's Church Hall, Commercial Street, Pontilanfraith NP12 2NG. Hazel Hodson: 01443 816579 or 07816 992094Gill Orr: 01443 813576 or 07570 795891   Friday 27 September 2019Annual General Meeting, followed by 'A Link between Maesruddud (now...

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