Our 2021/22 Programme

All our 2021 talks will be on Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89012164046 Meeting ID: 890 1216 4046


25th SeptemberAfter a short AGM
No matter how many skies have fallen. Back to the land in wartime Britain
Click here to see a film by Kem Worple and Patrick Wright whre they talk about writing about historical undercurrents in Kent and Essex.
Ken Worpole – Writer and Social HistorianYouTube Recording
23rd OctoberThe survival of the Princes in the TowerMatt Lewis – Author and Historan
4th DecemberHistoric Houses today: Keeping them meaningful for future generations
Dr Ben Cowell – Director General of Historic Houses
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Talks on Saturdays, 2.30pm, Trinity Methodist Church, Rainsford Road, Chelmsford, CM1 2XB. Visitors and prospective members warmly welcomed –  £3. Tea etc served afterwards.

8th January   King Charles I – Martyr or Tyrant Dr David Smith
Cambridge University
5th February    Southend’s Saxon Prince Sue Hirst
Museum of London Archaeology
5th March Charlemagne Professor Dame Janet I Nelson
Emeritus Professor of Medieval History
Kings College: London
2nd April The Trump legacy Professor Adam Smith
Edward Orsborn Professor of U.S. Politics and Political History.
Oxford University
7th May The Napoleonic Empire Dr Michael Rowe
Reader in European History
Kings College: London
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