Branch Programmes

The HA has over 40 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 2024-25 Entry to lectures is free for national HA members and Bath branch local members who have paid an annual subscription. Visitors are welcome and are asked to pay £5 per lecture.   For more information please contact Mike Short, Branch Secretary, mikeshort20@btinternet.com or 01225 812945.  ...

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  • Beckenham & Bromley Branch Programme

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    Beckenham & Bromley Branch Programme 2024-25   Entry to meetings is free for HA members and £2 for visitors. Associate membership of the branch is £12 for 2024/25 or £19.50 with our monthly news bulletin, the Beckenham Historian. All meetings take place at 7.45 pm in Christ Church Hall, Fairfield...

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  • Bedford Branch Programme

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    Bedford Branch Programme 2023-24   All enquiries to James Collett-White tel: 01234 266839  email: james@simla.org.uk All live lectures are held at 7.30pm (unless otherwise stated) at The Chapter House, St Peter’s Church De Pary’s Avenue, Bedford, MK40 2TX Zoom talks (in winter months) at 7 for 7.30. Members of the...

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  • Bolton Branch Programme

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    Bolton Branch Programme 2023-24       Bolton Branch warmly welcomes everyone to join us for the upcoming lecture series Branch contact All enquiries to Mrs Melissa Wright mwright@boltonschool.org.uk 07912369060 Venue: All talks start at 6.30pm on (mostly) the first Monday of the month, and take place in the Leverhulme...

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  • Bournemouth, Christchurch, & Poole Branch Programme

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    Bournemouth, Christchurch, & Poole Branch Programme 2024-25 There is an admission charge of £5 for non- HA members and £3 for students at Monday lectures. Associate membership of the branch is £20 per year. Monday evening lectures take place at 7.25 pm at the West Cliff Hotel, Durley Chine Rd BH2...

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  • Bristol Branch Programme

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    Bristol Branch Programme 2024-25     1st September 2024, 4-6pm Dr Evan Jones University of Bristol Via Dolorosa walk from Newgate Gaol to Bewell's Cross   25th September 2024 7.30pm Dr Claire Knight Joseph Stalin, Film Star: the Cult of Personality on Soviet Screens   23rd October 2024 7.30pm Professor...

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  • Buckinghamshire Branch Programme

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    Buckinghamshire Branch Programme 2024-25 Meetings are being held on Wednesdays at 8.00 pm online through Zoom (excepting the June event which will be in-person)   Admission to meetings is free to full and associate members of the Historical Association. Visitors and Students WELCOME and donations of £3 appreciated. Please contact...

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  • Cambridge Branch Programme

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    Cambridge Branch Programme 2023-24 Enquiries to Branch Secretary Mr Bene’t Steinberg benet1@hotmail.co.uk   History Days are free for members, £8 for visitors. History book club is free for all.   Online Book Club events start at 6.00 pm.  Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87016549890?pwd=ZjlCYTNZYTlQNGZFa1dHdFdJVGtnQT09 Meeting ID: 870 1654 9890 Passcode: 459246 Please note that there is...

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  • Canterbury Branch Programme

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    Canterbury Branch Programme 2023-24   Enquiries to Mr Mike Gallagher tel: 01227 722476 or email: hacanterburybranch@gmail.com Talks are open to the public and are free to HA members, branch members and students; others are asked to pay £3 towards expenses. Branch membership is £10 per year.    Thursday 14th September...

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  • Cardiff Branch Programme

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    Cardiff Branch Programme 2024-25 Branch contact All enquiries to Professor Peter Edbury  Edbury@cardiff.ac.uk Venue: All talks are on Zoom and free to all.   Putting Welsh History on Television   Wednesday 13th November 2024   Time: 7pm Venue: Via Zoom Description: Producer of the epoch-making television history of Wales "The Dragon has Two Tongues"(1985) voiced...

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  • Central London Branch Programme

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    Central London Branch Programme 2024-25     President: Vacancy Honorary Vice-Presidents: Professor David Stevenson, Mrs Chrissie Ganjou Vice-Chairs: Jill Kilsby, Hedley Sutton Programme Secretary: Thabo Stuck Treasurer: Jill Kilsby   Lectures start at 14:00h (2pm) on Saturdays at St. Anne’s Church, 55 Dean Street, W1D 6AF, Allen Room, first floor...

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  • Chichester Branch Programme

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    Chichester Branch Programme 2024-25 Enquiries to Mr Alex Bristow alexjbristow@outlook.com  01903 505554   All meetings start at 7.30pm except January at 2.30pm in the Friends’ Meeting House, Priory Road, Chichester PO19 1NX. Meetings are expected to finish by 9 pm (4 pm in January). Light refreshments are served from 7 pm...

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  • City of Lincoln Branch Programme

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    City of Lincoln Branch Programme 2023-24 Branch contact: All enquiries to Prof. Jamie Wood jwood@lincoln.ac.uk Venue: unless otherwise stated, all talks start at 6.15pm, and will take place on the University of Lincoln’s Brayford Pool campus. Branch membership: £20 per year. Talks free to national HA members, students, teachers and...

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  • Ealing Branch Programme

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    Meetings are usually 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 takes place at Twyford School at 6.30pm Members (£15 annual fee) and Visitors (£5 per talk) Students free. Bookings for meetings are via...

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  • East Sussex Branch Programme

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    All meetings (except The History Day) will be held from 7-9 pm in the large upstairs room at Bibendum, 1 Grange Road, Eastbourne BN21 4EU, a short walk from the railway station. The History Day will from 9.30 am – 2 pm on Saturday 1 June at St Saviour’s Church...

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  • Essex Branch Programme

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    Essex Branch Programme 2024 - 25 Talks on Saturdays, 2.30pm, Trinity Methodist Church, Rainsford Road, Chelmsford, CM1 2XB. Please check the calendar on this website for details. Visitors and prospective members warmly welcomed - £3, Associate Members fee £10.00 / £15.00 for 2 members at same address Branch Contact: Tony Tuckwell...

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  • Exeter & District Branch Programme

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    Exeter & District Branch Programme 2023-24   All enquiries to Suzannah.Stern@history.org.uk     Tuesday 14 November 2023 4.15 p.m. Event in association with Exeter School Exeter School, Exeter, Andrews Hall 4.15 p.m. Speaker: Dr Claire McCallum, Senior Lecturer in Twentieth Century Russian History, College of Humanities, University of Exeter Topic: Everyday...

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  • Glasgow & West of Scotland Branch Programme

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    Glasgow & West of Scotland Branch Programme 2023-24 All meetings are held at 10.30am on the second Saturday of the month at Kelvinside Hillhead Parish Church Observatory Road, Glasgow West End G12 9AR. For any branch enquiries please telephone Marie Davidson on 0141 956 1172   2023 Saturday 14 October...

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  • Gloucestershire Branch Programme

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    Gloucestershire Branch Programme 2024-25 Contact details – Janet Graham at histassocglos@gmail.com or Robert Sutton on 01242 574889 Members and students free entry to all talks, visitors £4 entrance fee. Venues for most talks are the University of Gloucestershire either in Cheltenham or Gloucester. Directions can be found on the university...

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  • Gwent Branch Programme

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    Gwent Branch Programme 2024-25 All meetings start at 7pm and we meet from September to March, no meeting in December. In the summer months visits are arranged (usually just a month or two in advance). All branch enquiries to Tessa Merrett tessamerrett@gmail.com 01495 225752 or mob 07929 369513 Branch Associate...

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