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 2021-22 We normally meet in Fellowship House (FH) at 8pm on the third Thursday of the month. We hope FH will re-open by September but, if not, we will substitute Zoom meetings.  At David Stevenson’s request, we have in any case agreed his...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • West Wiltshire Branch Programme

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    West Wiltshire Branch Programme 2021-22   Meetings are free to National HA or Branch Associate Members - Associate membership of the Branch is £15.00 per annum. Visitors - £3.00 per meeting   All Meetings are held in St. Thomas’ Church Hall, York Buildings, Trowbridge, Wilts., BA14 8PT Starting at 7.30...

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  • Bolton Branch Programme

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    Bolton Branch Programme 2021-22       https://boltonhistoricalassociation.wordpress.com/ Branch Contact: Ms Melissa Wright, email boltonhistory@aol.com or telephone 07912 369060   We are still unsure if events will run face-to-face or online. Please contact us to register your interest in this event and we will keep you updated.     13...

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  • Bath Branch Programme

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    Bath Branch Programme 2021-22   Entry to lectures is free for national HA members and Bath branch local members who have paid an annual subscription. Visitors are asked to pay £3 per lecture.   For further information please contact Mike Short, branch secretary, mikeshort20@btinternet.com or 01225 812945.   Lectures begin...

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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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  • Canterbury Branch Programme

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    Canterbury Branch Programme 2021-22 2021   Thursday 16 September, 4.30pm Venue: Kent College, H1, CT2 9DT HA Canterbury Branch Committee Meeting   Thursday 30 September, 6.15pm (AGM) and 7pm (talk) Venue: The Old Synagogue, 33-34 King St, Canterbury CT1 2AJ AGM followed by ‘The Craft: How the Freemasons mad ethe...

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  • Beckenham & Bromley Branch Programme

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    Beckenham & Bromley Branch Programme 2021-22   Entry to meetings is free for HA members and £2 for visitors. Associate membership of the branch is £10 for 2021/2022 or £17.50 with our monthly news bulletin, the All meetings take place at 7.45 p.m. in Christ Church, Fairfield Road, Beckenham, BR3...

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  • Portsmouth Branch Programme

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    Portsmouth Branch Programme 2022-23   All talks start at 7pm and finish no later than 8.30pm. Pay on arrival: £3 per lecture, or £15 for all lectures October to May. Students and HA members free. No need to book a place, just turn up. Venue for talks: Park Building, King...

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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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  • 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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  • Essex Branch Programme

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    Essex Branch Programme 2022 - 23 Talks on Saturdays, 2.30pm, Trinity Methodist Church, Rainsford Road, Chelmsford, CM1 2XB. Please check the calendar on this website for details. Visitors and prospective members warmly welcomed -  £3   24 September 2022 Annual General Meeting, followed by: The Crisis of the Meritocracy: Britain’s...

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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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  • Winchester Branch Programme

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    Winchester Branch Programme 2021-22     Wednesday 13 October 2021: AGM at 7.30 followed by: Dr Jeremy Burchardt (University of Reading): 'Land, People, and Experience in Twentieth-Century Britain'   https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwof--prDkiGty7iZY81koDV4u2hM4wPZDB      Wednesday 10 November 2021: Dr Rory MacLellan (The Tower of London):  'Crusading on the Home Front: The Knights Templar...

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  • Northampton Branch Programme

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    Northampton Branch Programme 2021-22 For any branch enquiries please contact acting Chair David Waller david@davidwaller.org.uk or 07855 898834    9 June 2022, 7pm Online  Dr Daniel Jones, "The real Ridley Road"  The recent BBC series Ridley Road told a fictionalised story of 62 Group, Jewish antifascists who fought against the renewed fascist...

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  • Cambridge Branch Programme

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    Cambridge Branch Programme 2021-22 Meeting at Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge, usually in LAB 003 Starting time 6.00 pm   Talks are free for HA and Cambridge Branch members; there is a £3.00 payment for non-members. For further information please contact Mr Bene’t Steinberg email: benet1@hotmail.co.uk  tel: 07803 727 611  ...

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