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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  • Hereford Branch Programme

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    Hereford Branch Programme 2021-22    Hereford Branch Programme for the forthcoming season is currently under construction.  For any enquiries about the branch, please contact suzannah.stern@history.org.uk      Thursday 14 October 2021, 7pm Venue: Hereford Rowing Club, Greyfriars Avenue, Hereford, HR4 0BE. English Spa towns in the 18th and 19th Centuries Dawn-Louise Bruerton, research...

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  • Hertfordshire Branch Programme

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    Hertfordshire Branch Programme 2021-22 Meetings are held at the Backhouse Room, 116 Handside Lane, Welwyn Garden City Hertfordshire AL8 6SZ at 3.00pm Meetings are free for members, £3 for visitors. Associate membership £10 per season.  For more information contact Barbara Wiltshire barbarag.wiltshire@btinternet.com or telephone 01438 716020   Saturday October 16th,...

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  • Hull & East Riding Branch Programme

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    Hull & East Riding Branch Programme 2021-22 If you wish to contact the branch please get in touch with Branch Secretary Sylvia Usher, telephone 01482 448065, email usher@usher.karoo.co.uk   All talks are free to HA members, visitors £2   Branch Website www.herha.org.uk     25th October 2021, 7.30pm (doors open...

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  • Isle of Wight Branch Programme

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    Meetings generally begin at 7.30pm and are held at Newclose County Cricket Ground, Blackwater Road, NEWPORT, IW PO30 3BE, unless stated otherwise.   Meetings are free to national and local branch members, visitors £3   For further information please Contact Liz Mackenzie, email lizm.iowha@gmail.com or telephone 07850 480 825  ...

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  • Leicester Branch Programme

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      Chair: Professor Elizabeth Tingle Secretary: Annabelle Larsen leicesterha@gmail.com   14 September 2021, 6pm: Dr Pippa Virdee, De Montfort University, ‘Five thousand years of Pakistan: the ancient in the modern’. This will take place on Zoom. Booking via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lecture-five-thousand-years-of-pakistan-the-ancient-in-the-modern-tickets-161199358621   12 October 2021, 6pm:  Dr Martin Tingle, ‘Fraud in...

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  • Manchester Branch Programme (with Liverpool and Chester)

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    Manchester Branch Programme 2021-22 Entry to meetings is free to HA members, non-members £3 per meeting. *PLEASE BE AWARE THAT DUE TO ONGOING COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, EVENT DETAILS MAY BE CHANGED OR CANCELLED AT SHORT NOTICE* For further information, please contact Sahand Razavi on 0161 2330818 or alternatively through email at...

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  • Mid-Trent Branch Programme

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    Mid-Trent & Mercia Branch Programme 2021-22 26 September 2021 900th Anniversary Celebrations at St Michael’s Church in Hampstall Ridware – Lecture on St Michael in History and Theology [timings etc to be confirmed]   2 October 2021 Guided Visit to Ashby-de-la-Zouch [10.30-12.00]. Joint visit with Royal Geographical Society - booking...

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  • North London Branch Programme

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    North London Branch Programme 2021-22   Chairman: Councillor Michael Rye OBE, BA(Hons), PGCE, F.Coll.P., NPQH, FHA.   All meetings will be held at 8pm.  Except in January and February we plan to meet at the Jubilee Hall, Parsonage Lane, Enfield, EN2 0AJ.  If circumstances change, meetings may have to be...

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  • North-West Ulster Branch Programme

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    North-West Ulster Branch Programme 2020-21 Secretary: Emmet O’Connor - pej.oconnor@ulster.ac.uk   Over the academic year 2020-21, the branch intends to organize the following lectures to support AS and A2 level (CCEA) History students preparing for their examinations:   Proposed lectures and venues: A2 History April, St Columb’s College, Derry/Foyle College,...

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  • Nottingham Branch Programme

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    Nottingham Branch Programme 2021-22   There are wonderful lectures and podcasts available to HA members on the HA’s national website, not least by Michael Wood, Anne Curry and Peter Mandler. At present, it is difficult to predict what will be the situation regarding meetings and vaccines later this year.  ...

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  • Nuneaton Branch Programme

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    Nuneaton Branch Programme 2021-22 SUBJECT TO CHANGE: All meetings are held on Wednesdays. September’s meeting is on Zoom  and October’s is a physical meeting but the venue of subsequent meetings has yet to be determined.   For any further information and for attending the occasional Zoom Meeting please contact Mr...

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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 2021-22   website: http://www.ha-plymouth.org.uk                                Lecture Programme 2021/2022     Tuesday 5 October 2021    Inventing the Russian Revolution: Conceptualising Revolution in the Print Culture of 1917 Dr Matthew Rendle (University of Exeter)   Tuesday 19 October 2021   Zoomed The Nature of Imperial Trade: Ecology and Exchange...

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  • Portsmouth Branch Programme

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    Portsmouth Branch Programme 2021-22   To attend, please register with Kate via portsmouthhistorybranch@gmail.com  All talks start at 7pm and finish no later than 8.30pm. Pay on arrival: £1 per lecture, Students: free. 14th December 2021: ‘Coins burning holes’: airborne operations that didn’t happen in 1944, James Daly, Portsmouth City Council,...

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  • Reading Branch Programme

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    Reading Branch Programme 2021-22     As we go to press the question of when public meetings will again become possible is an open one. Hence we cannot, at the moment, say for sure how the programme will be delivered. Our preference will be for time-honoured live lectures to a...

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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 at 8pm on Zoom. Booking unnecessary for branch members, for other HA members and visitors, please contact Richard Turk, Chair on 07958 729526 or richardgturk@yahoo.com to register.  ...

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  • Sheffield Branch Programme

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    Sheffield Branch Programme 2021-22       Thursday 7th October.  AGM and Lecture.  Dr. Jenny Stephenson – “Water’s Turbulent History”   Saturday 16th October.  Event.  Bowls Clubs and Snooker Halls of Old Sheffield Town   Saturday/Sunday 23rd/24th October.   Event.  Coventry, Stratford and Kenilworth Castle   Thursday 11th November. The...

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  • Swansea Branch Programme

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    Swansea Branch Programme 2021-22 Contact: Colin James 07971 665594 haswansea@ymail.com    18 September 2021 11am at the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea Professor Peter Mandler The Origins of Mass Society: Speech, Crime, Sex and Drink I Urbanising Britain, 1780–1870   16 October 2021 11am at the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea Professor...

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  • Taunton Deane Branch Programme

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    Taunton Deane Branch Programme 2021-22   Wednesday 15 September 2021 The AGM Lunch with Andrew Powell-Thomas (Local Historian) ‘Gems of Somerset’ Venue: The White Horse, Bradford on Tone, Somerset Details: contact Geoff Bisson (01823 353749 or gb@queenscollege.org.uk)   Wednesday 6 October 2021 Dr Stephen Mawdsley (University of Bristol) ‘Teens Against Polio...

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  • West Surrey Branch Programme

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    Entry to meetings is free for HA members and students. Local membership of the branch, which gives free entry to all meetings, is £12.00 per year. Non-members £3.00 per meeting, payable at the door.   All meetings start at 7.30pm. We plan to hold most 2021/22 meetings at St Nicolas...

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