Leicester Branch Programme

Leicester Branch Programme 2021


Chair: Professor Elizabeth Tingle

Secretary: Annabelle Larson




Meetings for the first five months will take place via Zoom at 6pm.


12 January 2021, 6pm 

Professor Panikos Panayi, De Montfort University, Leicester

‘Germans, Germs, War and Confinement: Modern Britain and the Struggle against the Enemy Within’. [The meeting will commence with a short inaugural welcome].



9 February 2021, 6pm

Professor Louise Wilkinson, University of Lincoln

‘Eleanor de Montfort, Countess of Leicester: The Rebel Princess and the 2nd Barons’ War, 1264-7’.



9 March 2021, 6pm 

Dr Marcus Collins, Loughborough University

‘Empire of Memories: Decolonisation and public opinion in twentieth-century Britain’.



[No April meeting because of Easter]


11 May 2021, 6pm

Dr Carol Beardmore, De Montfort University, Leicester

‘Sickness and Health in Victorian Derbyshire: the notebooks of Edward Wrench, GP’.



8 June 2021. 6pm. Ned Newitt & Joan Knight

Two Perspectives on The Spanish Flu Epidemic in Leicester. 

Via Zoom. Booking via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/leicester-branch-hist-assn-lecture-june-2021-tickets-139829350351


14 September 2021, 6pm

Dr Pippa Virdee, De Montfort University

Pakistan and Partition - 1947. 

Venue TBC 


12 October 2021, 6pm

Dr Elizabeth Hurren, University of Leicester

‘Jack-the-Ripper: An Anatomy of Murder in the Victorian Metropolis.’


9 November 2021, 6pm

Dr Miles Tendi, University of Oxford

‘The Army and Politics in Zimbabwe: Mujuru, the Liberation Fighter and Kingmaker.’


7 December 2021, 6pm

Professor Sarah Badcock, University of Nottingham

‘New Perspectives on the Russian Revolution’.