Programme of Meetings

Upcoming Lectures

For the  Online talk on 6th February - Eventbrite link:

Find out about an exciting project to rebuild one of the world's most famous and picturesque narrow -gauge railways. The Railway closed in 1935 and currently a one mile section has been restored. Hear of its history and plans for further restoration by one of the team leading the project.



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