Meetings are open to all, and are free for national or local members of the Historical Association. This is a joint programme in collaboration with the History Department at the University of Plymouth. All meetings start at 7.00 pm on Tuesdays, and are held in the Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth (click here for a map). All meetings take place in Theatre 2.


For more information about upcoming speakers follow the links on a person's name. Please contact us for further details.


Tuesday 2nd October 2018 Faded LineThe Coaching Inn in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World
Prof. Dan Maudlin, Plymouth University

Tuesday 6th November 2018 Faded LineThe Long Shadow of 1914-18: Why the First World War Still Matters
Dr Harry Bennett, Plymouth University
Followed by the AGM

Tuesday 20th November 2018 Faded LineEleanor and Franklin: Women and the New Deal
Prof. Tony Badger, President of the Historical Association

Tuesday 29th January 2019 Faded LineRecalling Revolt: Popular Contestations of Egypt’s ‘Arab Spring’
Dr Dina Rezk, University of Reading.

Tuesday 5th February 2019 Faded LineEngland Turns to the Sea, 1550-1580
Dr James Davey, University of Exeter

Monday 11th February 2019  History of the Unexpected - a theatre presentation.

Prof. James Daybell Plymouth University & Sam Willis Historian and TV Presenter

7 PM in 'The House'

Tuesday 26th February 2019 Faded LineRethinking the Decline of Witchcraft in Early Modern England
Dr Peter Elmer, University of Exeter

Tuesday 12th March 2019 Faded LineTelegraphy and telepathy: connecting electrical and occult communication from 1850 to the present
Dr Richard Noakes, University of Exeter

Tuesday 26th March 2019 - Christopher Durston Memorial Lecture Faded LineThe Siege of Nettlestead, 1646: a Family Scandal during the English Revolution
Dr Jason Peacey, University College London

Tuesday 14th May 2019 Faded LinePlymouth Under Siege: Plymouth and the Civil War
Laura Quigley, author
This lecture is held jointly with Devon History Society, and is free for their members

Saturday 18th May 2019 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Walk to Plymbridge Woods, Railways & Cann Quarry

Meet at 10.30 at Plymbridge Car Park PL7 4SR; OS Grid ref SX524585

Wear suitable clothing and footwear. Cost Adults £3, Children £1

Booking essential - via Alan Cousins This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Phone 01503 230106