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 1st October 2019 Faded LineChurchill’s Great Game: Rethinking the long-term origins of the Cold War
Prof. Richard Toye (University of Exeter)

Followed by a drinks reception

Tuesday 5th November 2019 Faded LineOver here: African American Soldiers in World War Two UK

Dr Simon Topping (Plymouth University) 
Followed by the AGM

Tuesday 19th November 2019 Faded LineThe Great War in the Pacific: German PoWs and internment in Japan and  New Zealand

  Dr Sandra Barkhof(Plymouth University)  
Thursday 30th January 2020 Faded LineSpeaking across the divide: growing up in the shadow of the Holocaust

Dr Noemie Lopian (Holocaust educator) Derek Niemann (Institute of Continuing Education, Cambridge University)

Tuesday 25th February 2020 Faded LineParliament, Women and the Vote

Dr Mari Takayanagi (Parliamentary Archives)    

Tuesday 3rd March 2020 - Christopher Durston Memorial Lecture Faded Line  The People in the English Revolution
Prof. Michael Braddick (University of Sheffield)

Tuesday 12th May 2020 Faded LineLeisure in 1940s/50s Plymouth

  Dr Robert James (Portsmouth University)
This lecture is held jointly with Devon History Society, and is free for their members

Saturday 16th May 2020  10-11.30 a.m. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Kingsand & Cawsand in History
Guided 2½ - 3 mile walk looking at the history and development of the area, led by local historian Tony Carne Meet at Cawsand car park (PL10 1PA) You can get there by bus or ferry. £3 per adult, £1 per child  Booking essential:  email or phone  Alan Cousins This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  01503 230106