Nottingham Branch Programme

Nottingham Branch Programme 2023-24

To reserve a seat at a meeting, please email Chris Wrigley a week before the meeting at

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, not far from the Square and is between Barnardo’s and MSR Newsagents), unless otherwise stated. Bromley House is a listed building and, as yet, does not have lift access. Access to Bromley House is available only from 30 minutes before the lecture, and to the lecture room 15 minutes before.


13 September 2023

Warren Hastings, the ‘’Fourth Estate’’ and the speeches of Richard Brinsley Sheridan, politician and playwright

Professor Martyn Powell (Bristol University)


18 October 2023

Bears in Shakespeare’s England

Professor Hannah O’ Regan (Nottingham University)


8 November 2023

A Place to Rest … in Peace (The history of two central Nottingham cemeteries}

Kevin Powell


14 February 2024

Locations of Danger or Delight? Elite women and the garden in early modern England

Dr Ruth Larsen (Derby University)


27 March 2024

Sir Edward Grey and the making of Modern Britain

Professor TG Otte (University of East Anglia)


29 May 2024

Foresters, Hunters, and Trespassers: Women in the Medieval English Forest

Professor Louise Wilkinson (Lincoln University)