Winchester Branch Programme

Winchester Branch Programme 2019-20

All lectures (except for the summer meeting) will be in the Science Lecture Theatre, Peter Symonds College, Bereweeke Road, Winchester, SO22 6RX. There is plenty of parking in the car parks at the Owens Road entrance, and then walk through to the Science Lecture Theatre. Parking at the Bereweeke Road entrance is limited and usually taken by the time we arrive.

Lectures are free to members of the Historical Association, of the Winchester Branch, and students & teachers at affiliated schools & colleges, but there will be a small charge for adult visitors.

For more information, please contact the Secretary, Mrs Eleanor Yates, tel: 01962 852 594  mobile: 07973 427 915  email:


Wednesday 9 October 2019
7.30pm: Annual General Meeting
8.00pm‘Crusaders and Muslims: Cross-Cultural Chivalry in Twelfth-Century Syria'
Speaker: Dr Matthew Bennett (formerly Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst)

Wednesday 20 November 2019, 8.00pm
Chair’s Lecture: ‘John Wesley, Roman Catholicism, and “No Popery!”’
Speaker: Dr Colin Haydon (Chair's Lecture)

Wednesday 4 December 2019, 8.00pm
'Burying the Nazi Past? Allied Policies Towards Executed War Criminals, 1945-51'
Speaker: Dr Caroline Sharples (University of Roehampton)

Wednesday 8 January 2020, 8.00pm
‘Suffrage and More: Women’s Struggle for Equality 1900-1928’
Speaker: Professor Stephanie Spencer and Dr Helen Loader (University of Winchester)

Wednesday 12 February 2020, 8.00pm
'Henry II’
Speaker: Dr Nicholas Karn (University of Southampton)

Wednesday 18 March 2020, 8.00pm
'“The World Turned Upside Down”: Radical Ideas and Moments in the English Revolution'
Speaker: Emeritus Professor Bernard Capp, FBA, FRHistSoc (University of Warwick)

Friday 29 May 2020, 7.30pm
Summer Lecture: 'Obama and the Civil Rights Movement: A Problematic Relationship'
: Professor Tony Badger (Northumbria University, Clare College, Cambridge; President of the Historical Association)
Venue: Winchester College