Gloucestershire Branch Meeting Programme 2017-18

Meetings normally begin at 7.30 p.m., and are usually on Mondays.

**Special arrangements apply to the talk by Peter Hennessy in March (see below).**

The venue for Cheltenham meetings is the University of Gloucestershire's Park Campus, Cheltenham, (GPS: enter The Park, Cheltenham).

Gloucester meetings are at the Oxstalls Campus of the University of Gloucestershire. 

Both venues have large car parks, and bus 94U runs to both campuses from the centre of both Cheltenham and Gloucester.

If you are coming to the Park by car, there is a map at
This shows the layout of the Park 
Campus itself; the main car park is to the left of the lake. If you then zoom out, you will see the location of the campus within the overall Cheltenham area. (For GPS, just enter 'The Park Cheltenham'.)

Click on 'Map of the Park Campus' on the left of this page for a map which shows with arrows the route from the main car park (bottom of the map this time!) to the Reception building. Once you are inside the building, follow the Historical Association signs to the meeting room. 

The bus stops are also shown on this map.

At Oxstalls the parking is very close to the building where we meet. The map at shows the location of the campus within Gloucester (zoom out if necessary); and if you then centre the campus on the map and zoom in, you can see where the main car parks are in relation to the building where we meet (marked with a mortar board!) The bus stops are also shown.

Meetings are free for members, £3 for visitors. (School and university students are always welcome to attend free of charge.)  

For further details please contact the secretary, Robert Sutton, tel: 01242 574889. 


18 September 2017 (Cheltenham) 8.15
Maskelyne and Cooke: Cheltenham's men of mystery
Sue Rowbotham, author and lecturer
This talk will be preceded by the branch AGM at 7.30, for members only – doors
open for non-members not later than 8.10.

2 October 2017 (Cheltenham)
19th century race and racism in the American South
(Black History Month talk)
Dr Lydia Plath
Warwick University

26 October 2017* (Gloucester)
Shirley Chisholm
(Black History Month talk)
Peaches Golding, Lord Lieutenant of Bristol
*Please note: this is a THURSDAY

13 November 2017 (Cheltenham)
Guernica 80 years on: civil war, image, and Public history
Dr Michael Richards
University of the West of England

11 December 2017 (Cheltenham)
The history of the Christmas card
Dr Steph Mastoris
National Museum of Wales

15 January 2018 (Gloucester)
Aethelflead, Queen of Mercia
Professor Charles Insley
University of Manchester

12 February 2018 (Gloucester)
Parliament and the suffragettes
Dr Mari Takayanagi
Senior Archivist, Parliamentary Archives

19 March 2018 (Cheltenham) PLEASE NOTE: THIS MEETING BEGINS AT 7.00 PM
Writing the history of our own times
Peter Hennessy (Lord Hennessey of Nympsfield)
Queen Mary University of London

16 April 2018 (Cheltenham)
Royalist print culture and Civil War
memories after the Restoration
Dr Erin Peters
University of Gloucestershire

For details of previous years' programmes, please go here.