Our 2023/24 Programme

Talks on Saturdays, 2.30pm, Trinity Methodist Church, Rainsford Road, Chelmsford, CM1 2XB. Visitors and prospective members warmly welcomed –  £5. Tea etc served afterwards.


23 SeptemberAfter a short AGM
Henry VII & the Tudor Pretenders
Nathen Amin. Author
14 OctoberRoman Britain: Mysteries of the Missing Mosaic, a Misplaced MilestoneClive Ashman. Historical Novelist
2 DecemberDEBATE: Who most exploited the July Crisis of 1914?
(Light seasonal refreshments after the talk)


6 JanuaryOliver Cromwell: Hero or Villain?Dr. David Smith. Cambridge University
3 FebruaryColchester’s Victorian doctors: How was the local hospital regarded?
To what extent did it influence medical practice?
Dr Jane Pearson, Essex University
2 MarchAztecs & Mayas and the Story of the Spanish Conquest of MexicoIan Mursell. MirandaNet Fellow, Institute of Educ. London University
20 AprilSir Jules Thorn, the Man & his Empire – When you believe your business
is safe, that is when it is most vulnerable. (Thorn Electrical Industries)
Dr. Jim Lewis. Official biographer
18 MayCeltic PaganismProfessor Andrew Breeze. University of Navarre, Spain