Essex Branch Programme

Essex Branch Programme 2023 - 24

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

Associate Members fee £10.00 / £15.00 for 2 members at same address

Branch Contact: Wendy Walder: 01245 256892


23 September 2023

Annual General Meeting, followed by:

Henry VII and the Tudor Pretenders

Nathen Amin. Author 


14 October 2023

Roman Britain: Mysteries of the Missing Mosaic, a Misplaced Milestone

Clive Ashman. Historical Novelist 


2 December 2023

DEBATE: Who most exploited the July Crisis of 1914?

 Martin Frampton, John Edgar et al

(Light seasonal refreshments after the talk)



 6 January 2024

Oliver Cromwell: Hero or Villain?

 Dr David Smith. Cambridge University 


3 February 2024

Colchester’s Victorian doctors: How was the local hospital regarded? To what extent did it influence medical practice?

Dr Jane Pearson. Essex University


2 March 2024

Aztecs & Mayas and the Story of the Spanish Conquest of Mexico

Ian Mursell. MirandaNet Fellow, Institute of Education. London University


 20 April 2024

 Sir Jules Thorn, the Man & his Empire – When you believe that your business is safe, that is when it is most vulnerable. (Thorn Electrical Industries)

Dr. Jim Lewis. Official Biographer


18 May 2024

Celtic Paganism

Professor Andrew Breeze. University of Navarre, Spain


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