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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  • Hampstead & North West London Branch Programme

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    Hampstead & North West London Branch Programme 2020-21 Our BRANCH MEETINGS will be held on ZOOM until further notice DUE TO COVID-19. Our lectures are  normally held on the third Thursday of the month (September to April) at 8.00pm. Our normal lecture hall is Fellowship House, 136A Willifield Way NW11 6YD.  Once it...

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  • Hereford Branch Programme

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    Hereford Branch Programme 2020-21 Meetings from October start at 6.00pm and take place in the Library, Hereford Cathedral School, Old Deanery, Castle Street, Hereford HR1 2NG on one Friday evening each month from October - March. For further information please contact ken.sharpe@btinternet.com   Wed 23 September Wren Churches Sir Simon Thurley (Cancelled)...

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  • Hertfordshire Branch Programme

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    Hertfordshire Branch Programme 2020-21 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   Saturday 17th October 2020 The Aztecs and...

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  • Hull & East Riding Branch Programme

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    Hull & East Riding Branch Programme 2020-21 If you wish to contact the branch please telephone Branch Secretary Sylvia Usher on 01482 448065           Thursday 25th March, 7.30 pm Marvell and Religion Dr Stewart Mottram, Hull University, Marvell 400 director. Venue TBC, likely online.   Andrew Marvell, poet...

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  • Isle of Wight Branch Programme

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    Isle of Wight Branch Programme 2020-21 All meetings start at 7.30pm and finish at approximately 9pm     Wednesday, 21st October via “Zoom” The Secret Diaries of William Wilberforce: 'Politics, Religion, and Antislavery' Prof John R D Coffey, University of Leicester    Wednesday, 11th November via “Zoom” The Crisis of...

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  • Leicester Branch Programme

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      Chair: Professor Elizabeth Tingle Secretary: Annabelle Larson   leicesterha@gmail.com   Meetings for the first five months will take place via Zoom at 6pm.   12 January 2021, 6pm  Professor Panikos Panayi, De Montfort University, Leicester ‘Germans, Germs, War and Confinement: Modern Britain and the Struggle against the Enemy Within’....

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  • Lincolnshire Branch Programme

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    Lincolnshire Branch Programme 2020-21 2020   Sept (date TBC) AGM   Oct TBC   Nov 18th  CANCELLED Emeritus Professor Peter Worsley, University of Reading Darwin’s ‘Voyage of the Beagle’.   Dec 9th CANCELLED Dr Robert Lambert, University of Nottingham, 'The Grey Seal in Britain: coping with a twentieth century conservation...

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  • Manchester Branch Programme (with Liverpool and Chester)

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    Manchester Branch Programme 2020-21 Entry to meetings is free to HA members, non-members £3 per meeting. For further information, please contact Sahand Razavi on 0161 2330818 or alternatively through email at srazavi@live.co.uk. All meetings take place at The Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester, M2 5NS, on Saturday afternoons...

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  • Mid-Trent Branch Programme

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    Mid-Trent Branch Programme 2020-21 Enquiries to Trevor James on 01543 258434.   8 March 2021 3rd Annual John Louis Petit Lecture Speaker: Philip Modiano     8 May 2021 – date to be confirmed Visit to Ashby-de-la-Zouch     5 June 2021 – date to be confirmed Visit to Ashbourne...

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  • Norfolk and Norwich Branch Programme

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    Norfolk and Norwich Branch Programme 2020 - 21 If you are interested in joining the Branch Committee or would like to contact the branch, please email Suzannah.Stern@history.org.uk who will pass your message on.    The 2020 US Election: Ask the Experts. Wednesday 21 October 7pm Online An online meeting about the...

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  • North London Branch Programme

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    North London Branch Programme 2020-21   All meetings will be held at 8pm.  The meetings on 13 October, 10 and 23 November will be held using Zoom.  If possible we may return to Jubilee Hall, Parsonage Lane, Enfield, EN2 0AJ for the 2021 meetings. Numbers at the Hall will 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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  • Northampton Branch Programme

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    Northampton Branch Programme There will be no programme for 2019/20. Please watch this space for further announcements.

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  • Nottingham Branch Programme

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    Nottingham Branch Programme 2020-21   This autumn (2020) 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 (late August) it is difficult to predict what will be the situation regarding meetings and...

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  • Nuneaton Branch Programme

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    Nuneaton Branch Programme 2020-21 All meetings are held on Wednesdays at 7.15pm King Edward VI College, Nuneaton CV11 4BE, except for 15 October 2020, The Great Debate and 17 March 2021.  For any further information please contact Mr Michael Arnold, Branch Secretary, by eā€mailing:michael.arnold@cantab.net If members of any HA branch are interested in...

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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 2020-21   website: http://www.ha-plymouth.org.uk                               Online Lecture Season 2020-2021 The following events will be streamed online, are open to all, and are free. The login arrangements will be given when each is booked...

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  • Portsmouth Branch Programme

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    Portsmouth Branch Programme 2021   All lectures begin at 7 p.m., finish by 8.30 p.m., and are held in Room 2/07, Park Building, University of Portsmouth, King Henry 1 Street, Portsmouth PO1 2DZ.  Visitors: £1 per lecture. Students: free  For further information please contact: portsmouthhistorybranch@gmail.com       11th May...

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  • Reading Branch Programme

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    Reading Branch Programme 2020-21     The present circumstances of the Covid 19 pandemic unfortunately make it impossible for us to present a live programme of lectures in the usual way.   We have nonetheless scheduled six lectures, of which at least the first three (October to December) will be...

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  • Richmond & Twickenham Branch Programme

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    All meetings take place at 8.00pm at The Vestry Hall, 21 Paradise Road, Richmond, Surrey TW9 1SA. Entry to meetings is free for HA members, non-members £2.00 per meeting. Local membership of the Branch is £14.00 per year. For any further information contact Richard Turk, Chairman, on 07958 729526 or email: richardgturk@yahoo.com...

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