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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Cardiff Branch Programme

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    Cardiff Branch Programme 2022-23 For more information about Cardiff branch, please contact Prof Peter Edbury Edbury@cardiff.ac.uk       All meetings are free, on Zoom through Eventbrite at 7pm   16 November 2022   Roger Ball and Mark Steeds “The Rise and Fall of Edward Colston”   7 December 2022  Dr...

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  • Bristol Branch Programme

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    Bristol Branch Programme 2023-24 Branch Contact All enquiries to Mary Feerick Maryfeerick58@gmail.com Tel 0117 9442896 Venue: Most talks start at 7.30pm on a Wednesday once a month in term time and take place in the Humanities Building at 7 Woodland Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1TB usually in lecture room BH05.LT....

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Exeter & District Branch Programme

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    Exeter & District Branch Programme 2023-24   Branch Secretary: Dr Robert Guyver, tel 01392 491 898, email guyverrobert@gmail.com    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...

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  • Gloucestershire Branch Programme

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    Gloucestershire Branch Programme 2023-24 Contact details – Janet Graham at histassocglos@gmail.com or Robert Sutton on 01242 574889 Members and students - free entry to all talks. Visitors for in-person or Zoom talks - £4 charge. Venues for most talks are the University of Gloucestershire either in Cheltenham or Gloucester. Directions...

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  • York and North Yorkshire Branch Programme

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    York & North Yorkshire Branch Programme 2023-24   Branch Contact All enquiries to: Elizabeth McCulloch, Elizabeth.McCulloch@boothamschool.com, 07884435701 Talks free to members, £2 for visitors.   Autumn Term - 2023   Thursday 14 September 4.30-6pm (for all) Borthwick Archives Connections: York - Slavery - Industrial Britain This is a YorkClio teachers’...

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  • Buckinghamshire Branch Programme

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    Buckinghamshire Branch Programme 2023-24 Meetings are being held on Wednesdays at 8.00 pm online through Zoom (except June 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 secretary for...

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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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  • Chichester Branch Programme

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    Chichester Branch Programme 2023-24 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 9pm (4pm in January). Tea or coffee and biscuits are served from 7pm...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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