Bedford Branch Programme

Branch Programme

James Collett-White, last updated: 11th September 2017

Membership is free for full members of the Historical Association; associate membership is £10. Non members are asked to make a donation

For any further information please contact James Collett-White, branch secretary on 01234 266839 or email

 The Branch meets at the School Library, Bedford School, Bedford, MK40 2TU unless otherwise stated. 

Wednesday 13 September     

5.00 pm AGM at Anderson Room, St Paul’s Church, Bedford

(access by West Door)


Tour by Trevor Stewart of south and east part of Bedford entitled Who would live in that house?

Part A of a series

(meet at West Door of St Paul’s)

Wednesday 4 October           

Charles Dickens the Campaigner to accompany an Exhibition at 48 Doughty Street, London

Professor John Drew, Department of English at Buckingham University

Wednesday 15 November  

Eight Months that shook the world – Russia in 1917    

Dr Jonathan Davis of Anglia University


Tuesday 6 February   

The Ouse Navigation from the County border to Bedford            

Bob Ricketts

Tuesday 6 March

The Southill Estate Game Distribution Book-an insight into the social and business contacts of W H Whitbread 1820-24

 James Collett-White

Tuesday 24 April

The Secret Diaries of William Wilberforce, Anti Slavery campaigner

Professor John Coffey of University of Leicester 

Unless otherwise stated the meetings are held in the Library, Bedford School at 7.30 pm. Entrance is free for members but non members are asked to make a donation.

Contact James Collett-White on 01234 266839