Here you can find information about our past talks, including links to re-watch them on YouTube and links to our roundtable discussions on each topic.

Hitler against the Raj: spies, revolutionaries and a global conspiracy

Wednesday 7 April 2021

Josh De Cruz

Magic and Monarchy: Women in Historical Fiction

Wednesday 31 March 2021

Cody Henry and Amy Saunders

Queens on Screen: Victims, Villains, or Rebels?

Tuesday 23 March 2021

Amy Saunders and Johanna Strong

Appeasement in Asia – Britain, Japan and the Path to War

Wednesday 17 March 2021

Liam Redfern

The First World War: A Visual Tour Through Paintings

Wednesday 10 March 2021

Louise Rodwell and James Jefferies

Murder or Not: How the Early 20th Century Police were Poorly Prepared

Wednesday 3 March 2021

Paul Stickler

The Life and Legacy of Christina of Sweden

Tuesday 23 February 2021

Amy Saunders

Operation Margin: The dramatic story of the Augsburg raid

Wednesday 17 February 2021

James Jefferies

Researching Abroad

Wednesday 10 February 2021

Ben Fuggle and Ryan Clarke

Chelmsford Star: A Democratically-Owned Local Society

Wednesday 3 February 2021

Percy Lomax

Wicked Witches and Honourable Men: The Lancashire Witch Trials, 1612

Wednesday 27 January 2021

Cody Henry

Historians Discuss: Is History really black and white? Heroes and Villains in History

Wednesday 20 January 2021

Michael Sewell

Remembering Mary I: The Role of Memory in the Creation of Mary’s Legacy

Wednesday 13 January 2021

Johanna Strong

Historians Discuss: The Christmas Edition

Tuesday 15 December 2020

Amy Saunders and Sam Woodward

“The Dark Days Before the Dawn”? Re-evaluating the 1970s

Wednesday 9 December 2020

Chris Walklett

Bloody Chocolate: Contraband and Violence in Eighteenth Century Costa Rica

Wednesday 2 December 2020

Ben Fuggle

Liverpool and Merseyside – Part 2 – the 800th Year

Wednesday 25 November 2020

Mike O'Keeffe

The RAF’s forgotten ‘Few’: Bomber Command’s Battle of Britain

Wednesday 18 November 2020

James Jefferies

Remembering Remembrance – The Origins of our Commemorative Day

Wednesday 11 November 2020

Louise Rodwell

Historians Discuss: Destruction of St. Botolph’s: A Parish in Exile

Wednesday 4 November 2020

Michael and others

History through Statues: the American Civil War

Wednesday 28 October 2020

Steven Bishop

Liverpool and Merseyside – Part 1 – The first 700 years

Wednesday 21 October 2020

Mike O'Keeffe

Athens

Wednesday 14 October 2020

Percy Lomax

Colchester! Britain’s Oldest city…

Wednesday 7 October 2020

Michael Sewell

Forgotten and Faraway

Wednesday 30 September 2020

Joshua De Cruz

The Boer War and its Legacy

Wednesday 23 September 2020

Ryan Clarke

From one War to Another – The Spanish Flu

Wednesday 16 September 2020

Louise Rodwell

My Family Secret! What a Genealogical Search Can Uncover

Wednesday 9 September 2020

Chris Walklett

What Actually Were the Anglo-Dutch Wars?

Saturday 5 September 2020

Michael Sewell

The Roaring Twenties – Reality or Myth?

Wednesday 26 August 2020

Mike O'keeffe

‘Shopping brought up-to-date’: Changes in British retailing in the 20th century

Wednesday 19 August 2020

Sam Woodward

VJ Day 75 – Britain’s War in the Far East

Wednesday 12 August 2020

Liam Redfern

History through Statues: The Early American Republic and the War of 1812

Wednesday 5 August 2020

Steven Bishop

The Story of Dido Belle

Wednesday 29 July 2020

Julie Miller

Lucky Looters and the Quest for Control: The two conquests of the Americas

Wednesday 22 July 2020

Ben Fuggle

‘The Friendly Invasion’ – The USAAF in East Anglia during the Second World War

Wednesday 15 July 2020

Liam Redfern

Modernising the Railways: British Rail, Marketing and People 1963-1997

Wednesday 8 July 2020

Lewis Smith

The Golden Age?: English football before the ‘Prem’

Wednesday 1 July 2020

Chris Walklett

The Visual Legacy of the First World War

Wednesday 24 June 2020

Louise Rodwell

Witchcraft in East Anglia: The Witchfinder General

Wednesday 17 June 2020

Sam Woodward

Women workers in World War One

Wednesday 10 June 2020

Mike O'Keeffe

An Essex Quaker’s Wife: Mary Farmer and her daughters

Wednesday 3 June 2020

Julie Miller

History Through Statues: Thomas Paine

Friday 29 May 2020

Steven Bishop

The East of England Co-Operative Society

Wednesday 20 May 2020

Percy Lomax

Familiar yet Far Away: Experiencing Zimbabwe’s Colonial Legacy

Thursday 14 May 2020

Ryan Clarke

Smugglers and Settlers, but definitely not Pirates

Thursday 7 May 2020

Dr Ben Fuggle

What Actually was the British Civil War?

Thursday 30 April 2020

Michael Sewell

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