Isle of Wight Branch Programme

Branch Programme

By Terence Blunden

Programme for 2018-2019

All meetings start at 7.30 p.m. and finish at approximately 9.00 p.m., unless otherwise stated

Doors open at 7.00 pm

For further information about Isle of Wight branch meetings, please contact Terence Blunden, tel: 01983 524 410


Wednesday, 14th November 2018 at Ryde School
Shipwrecks around the British Isles
Dr. Alexzandra Hildred Mary Rose Trust

Wednesday, 12th December 2018 (2.45 pm start) at the  Riverside Centre, Newport
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Dr. David Gwynn , Royal Holloway University of London


Wednesday, 9th January 2019 at the Riverside Centre, Newport
A brief history of astronomy
Dr. Nick England.

Wednesday, 13th February 2019 at the Riverside Centre, Newport
When did England become a Protestant Country?
Prof. George Bernard - University of Southampton

Wednesday, 6th March 2019 at the Riverside Centre, Newport
GCHQ: The Cold War's Last Great Secret?
Prof. Professor Richard J Aldrich, FRHistS - University of Warwick

Wednesday, 10th April 2019 at the Riverside Centre, Newport
How did Martin Luther King change America, 1955 -2019?
Prof. J. Badger (Tony) HA President .

Details yet to be confirmed:

June 2019:  26th Annual Dinner

September 2019: 69th AGM

Cancellation of Meetings. A committee member will telephone you on the day if unforeseen circumstances, such as inclement weather, necessitate the cancellation of a meeting.

The Centre’s Bar will be open for drinks, tea or coffee before and after the meeting.