Bournemouth, Christchurch, & Poole Branch Programme

Bournemouth, Christchurch, & Poole

Branch Programme 2024-25

There is an admission charge of £5 for non- HA members and £3 for students at Monday lectures. Associate membership of the branch is £20 per year. Monday evening lectures take place at 7.25 pm at the West Cliff Hotel, Durley Chine Rd BH2 5JS. Free parking is available in the two car parks at the hotel BUT visitors must hand in their car registration details at reception or receive a fine. (Use M1, M2, 1, 3,16, 18,19, 20 and 36 buses getting off at St Michael’s Roundabout).


Monday 14th October 2024, 7.25 pm start

Dr John McAleer, Southampton University

Sharks, Seasickness and Stale Biscuits. The Voyage to Asia in the Age of Sail


Monday 4th November 2024, 7.25 pm start

Hattie Miles, Social Historian

The Tragic Life of Mary Shelley and Her Enduring Legacy


Monday 17th February 2025, 7.25 pm start

Dr Carey Fleiner , University of Winchester

Hannibal, the Romans and the Second Punic War 218 -202 BC


 Monday 3rdth March 2025, 7.25 pm start

Dr Chris Fuller, Southampton University

‘Known as the graveyard of Empires‘. Was the US nation building effort in Afghanistan doomed from the outset?


Monday 12th May 2025, 7.25 pm start

Dr Edward Hicks, UK Parliament

Spencer Percival: The Underrated PM


Monday 9th June, 2025 7.25 pm start

Dr Craig Lambert, Southampton University

Who was William Fowler? John Hawkins, European Connectivity and the 16th Century Atlantic Slave Trade