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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  • Central London Branch Programme

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    Central London Branch Programme 2019-20 President: Professor David Stevenson (London School of Economics)Secretary: Mrs Chrissie Ganjou; chrissie@ganjou.com or 020 7323 1192Treasurer: Mrs Jill Kilsby MA, MBA; jkcharity@outlook.com or 07957 627783 Lectures start at 2.00pm on Saturdays at the Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E...

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  • Hampstead & North West London Branch Programme

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    Hampstead & North West London Branch Programme 2019-20 All lectures are held on Thursdays at 8.00pm at Fellowship House, 136A Willifield Way NW11 6YD and are followed by free refreshments. As an HA member you can attend branch talks for free. Visitors are welcome at a cost of £3.00. There...

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  • Nuneaton Branch Programme

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    Nuneaton Branch Programme 2019-20 Meetings normally take place on Wednesdays at King Edward VI College, Nuneaton CV11 4BE, unless otherwise stated. Evening meetings normally commence at 7.15pm and afternoon meetings at 3.30pm. For any further information please contact Mr Michael Arnold, Branch Secretary, by eā€mailing:michael.arnold@cantab.net   Wednesday 18 September 2019, 7.15pm'The British...

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  • Swansea Branch Programme

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    Swansea Branch Programme 2019-20 All monthly talks are at the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea, and begin at 11.00am. Times and venues of other events are as stated. There is free entry to each event and no booking necessary. Contact: Colin James (Swansea Branch Chairman) at haswansea@ymail.com or 07971 665594  Website: www.haswansea.org.uk  ...

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  • Mid-Trent Branch Programme

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    Mid-Trent Branch Programme 2019-20 Each of these events is at 2.30pm. Refreshments will be available. All lectures are now in St Michael-on-Greenhill Church, Church Street, Lichfield. Membership cards will be needed. Any further enquiries to Trevor James on 01543 258434.   Tuesday 8 October 2019'Stained Glass: Painting with Light -...

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  • Manchester Branch Programme (with Liverpool and Chester)

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    Manchester Branch Programme 2019-20 Formed in 1906 to promote the study and teaching of History nationally, the Historical Association grew to champion History in education from school to university and beyond. This developed to include people with a non-professional interest in History. Manchester is one of the founding branches of...

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  • Richmond & Twickenham Programme

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    Richmond & Twickenham Branch Programme 2019-20 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,...

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  • West Wiltshire Branch Programme

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    West Wiltshire Branch Programme 2019-20 Local Members: £15.00Visitors: £3.00 (per meeting) All meetings start at 7.30pm and are held in: St. Thomas’ Church Hall, York Buildings, Trowbridge, Wiltshere BA14 8PT.For further information please contact the Hon. Secretary, Mrs J. Ladd: honsec@sharpfrost.plus.com or 01373 830514.   Thursday 17 October 2019'T. H. Wyatt: Wiltshire’s Victorian Architect?'Speaker:...

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  • Plymouth Branch Programme

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    This is a joint programme in collaboration with the History Department at Plymouth University. Meetings are open to all, and are free for national or local members of the Historical Association, and for University of Plymouth students. Local Membership Rates:Individual: £8.00Family: £12.00Student: £4.00Visitors pay £6.00 per meeting, concessions £4.00 Membership...

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  • Bolton Branch Programme

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    Bolton Branch Programme 2019-20 Venue: Sutcliffe Suite at Bolton School Girls’ Division, Chorley New Road, Bolton BL1 4PACar Parking: Girls’ Division QuadDisabled Access Branch fees: £20.00 per year individual, £35.00 joint; £4.00 per meeting for visitors   Monday 9 September 2019, 7.30pm'Simon de Montfort: England’s First Revolution and the Death...

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  • Bath Branch Programme

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    Bath Branch Programme 2019-20 Entry to lectures is free for national HA members and for Bath branch local members who have paid an annual subscription (£12.00). Visitors are asked to pay £3.00 per meeting. For further information please contact Mike Short, branch secretary, at: mikeshort20@btinternet.com or 01225 812945 All lectures begin...

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  • Beckenham & Bromley Branch Programme

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    Beckenham & Bromley Branch Programme 2019-20 Mrs Ann Wagstaff (Programme Secretary): aj60@dial.pipex.com All meetings are held in Christ Church Hall Beckenham, Fairfield Road, off Beckenham High Street BR3 3LE, on Thursdays at 8.00pm unless otherwise stated. Coffee and tea will be served from 7.45pm. Website: http://beckenham-historical-association.org/   Thursday 19 September...

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  • Canterbury Branch Programme

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    Canterbury Branch Programme 2019-20 Talks are open to the public and are free to HA members, branch members, and students; others are asked to pay £3.00 towards expenses. Branch membership is £10.00 per year.   Thursday 19 September 2019, 4.30pmCommittee MeetingVenue: Kent College, Room H1 CT2 9DT Thursday 17 October...

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  • Sheffield Branch Programme

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    Sheffield Branch Programme 2019-20 The cost of associate membership of the branch is £15.00 per year and £5.00 for a single meeting. For any further information please contact Mrs Pamela Carlson, branch secretary: pamcarlson@virginmedia.com or 0114 255 1445. All lectures take place at 7.30pm in the Lecture Theatre, The Grayson Building, Birkdale School, Oakholme...

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  • Lincolnshire Branch Programme

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    Lincolnshire Branch Programme 2019-20 All meetings take place in Little Hale Methodist Chapel, Chapel Lane, Little Hale, starting at 4.30pm. Tea and biscuits are available from 4.00pm. For further details please contact Alf Wilkinson, Secretary of the Lincolnshire Branch of the Historical Association: sue.alf@btopenworld.com or 01529 460553   Monday 9...

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  • North London Branch Programme

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    North London Branch Programme 2019-20 Chairman: Councillor Michael Rye OBE, BA(Hons), PGCE, F.Coll.P., NPQH, FHA All meetings are on Tuesdays at 8.00pm at Jubilee Hall, Parsonage Lane, Enfield, EN2 0AJ. Non-members are welcome (£1.00 per meeting). Local membership is available for £5.00 a year for an individual or £8.00 a...

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  • Portsmouth Branch Programme

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    Portsmouth Branch Programme 2019-20 All lectures begin at 7.00pm, finish by 8.30pm, and are held in Room 2/07, Park Building, University of Portsmouth, King Henry I Street, Portsmouth PO1 2DZ.  Local members: £5.00 for all lectures, October 2019 to May 2020Visitors: £1.00 per lectureStudents: Free For further information please contact: portsmouthhistorybranch@gmail.com...

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  • Winchester Branch Programme

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    Winchester Branch Programme 2019-20 All lectures (except for the summer meeting) will be in the Science Lecture Theatre, Peter Symonds College, Bereweeke Road, Winchester, SO22 6RX. There is plenty of parking in the car parks at the Owens Road entrance, and then walk through to the Science Lecture Theatre. Parking...

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  • West Surrey Branch Programme

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    West Surrey Branch Programme 2019-20 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. The venue for the 2019/20 meetings will...

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  • Essex Branch Programme

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    Essex Branch Programme 2019-20 Talks on Saturdays, 2.30pm, at Trinity Methodist Church, Rainsford Road, Chelmsford CM1 2XB. Visitors and prospective members warmly welcomed - £3.00. For further information, phone: 01245 256892 or visit: http://essexbranchha.blogspot.com   Saturday 28 September 2019'Towards the Abyss: The Last Year of Peace in Essex 1938-39'Speaker: Dr...

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