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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  • Hertfordshire Branch Programme

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    Hertfordshire Branch Programme 2023-24 Meetings are held at the Backhouse Room, 116 Handside Lane, Welwyn Garden City Hertfordshire AL8 6SZ at 3.00pm Saturday October 14th, 2023 The East German revolution of 1989 Dr Gareth Dale, Brunel University Saturday November 11th, 2023 Oliver Cromwell: hero or villain? Dr David Smith, Selwyn...

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  • Hull & East Riding Branch Programme

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    Hull & East Riding Branch Programme 2023-24 Enquiries to Sylvia Usher, tel 01482 448065 Talks are free to HA members, £3 for visitors All talks start at 7.30pm, at The Nordic Centre, 104 Osborne St. HULL HU1 2PN, unless otherwise stated. HA Hull & East Riding of Yorkshire branch website:...

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  • Isle of Wight Branch Programme

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    Enquiries to Caroline Jacobs jacobscme@gmail.com or 07988 171 708 Unless otherwise stated, meetings take place at the Riverside Centre, The Quay, Newport, IW PO30 2QR, starting at 7.30pm and finishing at approximately 9.00pm. Doors open at 7.00pm  Meetings are free to national and local branch members, visitors £3   Wednesday,...

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  • Leicester Branch Programme

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    Chair: Annabelle Larsen leicesterha@gmail.com   All talks will be online 18.00-19.30. The heat of the Great Debate and the AGM will be held in person at DMU.     12th September 2023- Natasha Stoyce, 'Leslie Joy Whitehead: Canada's forgotten female soldier of the First World War'.    10th October 2023- Dr Lubaaba...

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  • Manchester Branch Programme (with Liverpool and Chester)

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    Manchester Branch Programme 2023-24 Entry to meetings is free to HA members, non-members £3 per meeting. We are delighted to be able to welcome our members and interested members of the public to our 2023-2024 series of events! Of course, circumstances are always changeable and so events may be changed...

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  • Mid-Trent & Mercia Branch Programme

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    Mid-Trent & Mercia Branch Programme 2023-24 Further details can always be obtained from Trevor James on 01543-258434 or Sylvia Clifford on 01283-536250 Venues and times are listed with each meeting.   6 September 2023, 10am-4pm at Burton Library DE14 1AH Trent Valley Local History Symposium [with Burton History Project] on...

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  • North London Branch Programme

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    North London Branch Programme 2023-24 Chairman: Councillor Michael Rye OBE, BA(Hons), PGCE, F.Coll.P., NPQH, FHA. All meetings will be held at 8pm at the Jubilee Hall, Parsonage Lane, Enfield, EN2 0AJ.  Please contact Robin Blades, Branch Secretary for details at robin.blades@outlook.com or on 020 8368 5328. Non-members welcome (£2 per...

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  • North-West Ulster Branch Programme

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    North-West Ulster Branch Programme 2023-24 chairman: Jim McBride, j.mcbride@talk21.com; secretary: Emmet O’Connor, pej.oconnor@ulster.ac.uk treasurer: tba board members: James McQuillan, Andrew Maguire, Will Burton     Over the academic year 2023-24 the branch intends to organize the following lectures to support AS and A2 level (CCEA) History students preparing for their...

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  • Northampton Branch Programme

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    Northampton Branch Programme 2023-24 Branch contact:  All enquiries to Mr David Waller david@davidwaller.org.uk  tel 07855 898834 Venue:  Unless otherwise indicated, all meetings will be online at 7 p.m. (details available via Eventbrite registration). Branch website:  https://historyatnorthampton.com/2023/08/08/northampton-historical-association-programme-2023-24/   Thursday 19 October 2023 Banners in British Left-Wing Politics since 1800 Kerry Love,...

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  • Nottingham Branch Programme

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    Nottingham Branch Programme 2023-24 To reserve a seat at a meeting, please email Chris Wrigley a week before the meeting at chris.wrigley@nottingham.ac.uk Meetings are held at 2.00pm on Wednesdays in Bromley House Library, Angel Row, Nottingham (with your back to the City Hall, the Library entrance is on the left,...

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  • Nuneaton Branch Programme

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    Nuneaton Branch Programme 2023-24 Contact: michael.arnold@cantab.net Venue: Chilvers Coton Heritage Centre, 4 Avenue Road, Nuneaton CV11 4LU Time: 7.30pm unless otherwise indicated   Thursday 14 September 2023 The Church in a Hillfort Peter Liddle MBE, Formerly Leicestershire County Archaeologist   Thursday 26 October 2023 Colonialism: An Assessment Professor Nigel Biggar,...

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  • Oxford Branch Programme

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        Entry to meetings is free for HA members, non-members £2 per meeting. Associate membership of the branch is £10.00, couple at the same address £15.00, full-time students under 30 £6.00. Schools wishing to bring groups of students to meetings will be asked to pay £10 for the group....

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  • Plymouth Branch Programme

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    Plymouth Branch Programme 2023-24   Website: http://www.ha-plymouth.org.uk   Contact:  Alan H. Cousins, 3 Fore Street, St Germans, Cornwall PL12 5NR. Tel. 01503 230106 email a.cousins345@btinternet.com   Meetings are open to all and are free for national or local members of the Historical Association, and for University of Plymouth students. Visitor...

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  • Portsmouth Branch Programme

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    Portsmouth Branch Programme 2023-24 Venue for talks:  Room 2.01 Park Building, King Henry I St, Portsmouth PO1 2BZ. All talks start at 7pm and finish no later than 8.30pm. Pay on arrival: £4 per lecture, or £20 for all lectures October to May. Students and HA members free. No need...

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  • Reading Branch Programme

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    Reading Branch Programme 2023-24     Enquiries to Branch President Chris Sexton sexton44@gmail.com   Lectures are held on Friday evenings - one per month from October to March - as detailed below. They all take place at Reading School, Erleigh Road, Reading RG1 5LR.  A plan of the school site...

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  • Richmond & Twickenham Branch Programme

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    Entry to meetings is free for HA members, non-members £2.00 per meeting. Local membership of the Branch is £14.00 per year. All lectures start at 8pm and will take place at the Richmond Library Annexe, Quadrant Road TW9 unless otherwise stated. For all branch enquiries please contact Richard Turk on 07958...

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  • Sheffield Branch Programme

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    Sheffield Branch Programme 2023-24   For all branch enquiries, please contact Janine Baigent - 07719 742 305 janine.baigent@hotmail.com     Lectures start at 7.30 pm, and are held at the Lecture Theatre, Grayson Building, Birkdale School, Oakholme Road, Sheffield S10 3DH (entrance via Ashdell Road). Plenty of parking on site,...

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  • Swansea Branch Programme

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    Swansea Branch Programme 2023-24 Branch Contact: Liz McSloy, Secretary historyliz1565@yahoo.com Venue: National Waterfront Museum, Swansea All talks take place on the third Saturday of each month (unless otherwise stated) and start at 11am Associate membership: £10 per year, Concessionary (part time workers, retired, unwaged) and Student membership: £5 per year,...

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  • Taunton Deane Branch Programme

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    Taunton Deane Branch Programme 2023-24   Branch Contact: All enquiries to Mr Geoff Bisson gb@queenscollege.org.uk tel. 01823 353749 Venue: All talks start at 7.30pm on Wednesdays and take place in the Birchall Hall, Queen's College, Trull Road, Taunton, TA1 4QS unless otherwise stated. There is free car parking on site....

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  • Tyneside Branch Programme

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    Tyneside Branch Programme 2023-24   For all enquiries about the branch please contact David Staples david-staples@sky.com        Thursday 28 September, 6 – 8pm, Newcastle Lit & Phil, NE1 1SE Activism Across Borders since 1870: Causes and Conflicts in and beyond Europe Daniel Laqua of Northumbria University will be...

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