Programme of Meetings

Upcoming Lectures

Tuesday 13 February, 7:00pm
'I geve and bequeth to thee my third best petycote', English Wills and Attitudes to possessions c1540-1790
Dr. Laura Sangha (University of Exeter)

Tuesday 12 March, 7:00pm
Why Gettysburg Matters
Prof. Adam Smith (University College, Oxford;Director of the Rothermere American Institute)

Tuesday 19 March, 7:00pm
Christopher Durston Memorial Lecture Remembering the Reformation: Religion and Memory in the Sixteenth & Seventeen Centuries
Prof. Alex Walsham (Emmanuel College, Cambridge; President Historical Association)

Tuesday 23 April, 7:00pm
False Shipwrecked Sailors: Shipwreck imposters and Maritime Charity in the 19th Century
Dr. Cathryn Pearce (Portsmouth University)

Tuesday 14 May, 7:00pm
'D-Day 6June 1944' 80 Years on: Twisting the History of the Longest Day
Dr. Harry Bennett (Plymouth University)

Saturday 22nd June 10AM to 12.30 PM Crownhill Fort Guided Tour. For those interested this will be followed by a talk by Stephen Luscombe from 12.30 to 13.00 The Jewish Legion & Plymouth.Booking through Alan Cousins. Contact details below. Cost £5.

Our first lecture' War & Russian imperial expansion ca. 1830 - 1914: the case for central Asia' is now available on Youtube here: War & Russian imperial expansion, ca. 1830-1914: the case of Central Asia



Parking: Closest parking to the University is Drake Circus (PL1 1EA) or Regent Street (PL4 8BA).




This is a joint programme in collaboration with the History Department at Plymouth University.

Booking for lectures:

The easiest approach is to book tickets online:
Otherwise, phone the Arts Institute Plymouth University T: 01752 585050
Or email -


All talks start at 7.00 p.m.


Local Historical Association membership:

To become a member of the Plymouth branch or renew your membership subscriptions will be due from 1st October. To enable a prompt start for the first lecture, please send an application form to John Stead with a cheque for the appropriate amount during September 2022. Ordinary membership £8, Family Membership £12 and Student Membership £4. If you wish to make a Faster Payment into the Branch bank account please email John Stead for bank details.

Membership Secretary: John Stead, 2 Jessops, Plympton. Plymouth, PL7 4HW

HA Contact Alan H. Cousins, 3 Fore St. St. Germans, Cornwall  PL12 5NR Tel. 01503 230106