Programme of Meetings

Upcoming Lectures

Tuesday 4 October, 7:00pm
HMS Amethyst & Wrecks in Plymouth Sound
Mallory Haas (Director, The Ships Project CIC)

Tuesday 18 October, 7:00pm
Trees, Masculinity and National Identity in AmericanArt and Writing c1820-1870
Prof. Christiana Payne (Oxford Brookes University)

Tuesday 8 November, 7:00pm
The 1922 General Election, the Birth of Modern British Elections, and the Attempt to Manage its Outcome
DR. Harry Bennett (Plymouth University)

Tuesday 15 November, 7:00pm
'Drawing Fire: Linda Kitson - The Falklands official war artist'
Dr. Jayne Buchanan (Plymouth University)

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

To access the Barbie Thompson lecture of 16th Nov 2021'The Role of Plymouth & Dartmoor in the War of 1812' please use this link

Barbie Thompson Lecture

To access Dr. Hannah Theaker's lecture  of 1st Feb 2022 'China's Forgotten Partition'  please use this link:

Dr. Hannah Theaker's lecture 

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; and access   the 2022/2023 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 2022. 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