Programme of Meetings

Upcoming Lectures

Tuesday 1 February, 7:00pm
China's Forgotten Partition: the Great Northwestern Muslim Rebellion (1860 - 1874) and its Legacies
Dr. Hannah Theaker (University of Plymouth)

Tuesday 15 March, 7:00pm
Christopher Durston Memorial Lecture - A Biographer's Tale
Dr. Nadine Akkerman (University of Leiden)

Tuesday 22 March, 7:00pm
The Crisis of theMeritocracy: How Popular Demand (not Politicians) Made Britain a Mass Education Society
Prof. Peter Mandler (President Historical Association)

Tuesday 26 April, 7:00pm
Beyond Whataboutery: Rural Britain and Empire
Prof. Corinne Fowler (University of Leicester)

Tuesday 10 May, 7:00pm
The Past, Present and Future of Drake's Island
Robert King (Drake's Island Warden since April 2017)

Tuesday 17 May, 7:00pm
Lower Tamar Crossings: A Historical View
Les Deering (Heritage Guide, Tamar AONB)

To listen to the talk given by Dr. Matthew Rendle on 5th October entitled Inventing the Russian Revolution:Conceptualising Revolution in the Print Culture of 1917 please use this link:

The Branch AGM will take place after the Lecture on 16th November 2021

The Talk on Lower Tamar Crossings on 17 May 2022 will be followed by a Walk- Crossings between Plymouth & Saltash. This will be on Saturday 21 May 2022 full details to follow.

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 -

When you book, you will receive login instructions for the talk.

All talks start at 7.00 p.m.


Local Historical Association membership:

To become a member of the Plymouth branch; membership is free up to September 2021. For access  to the 2021/2022 programme, 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 2021. Ordinary membership £8, Family Membership £12 and Student Membership £4.

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