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.

The Yangztee incident 1949

Wednesday 13 July 2022


Michael Sewell

Who was Emma of Normandy?

Wednesday 15 June 2022


Steven Bishop

The Men and Ships of the Battle of Jutland

Wednesday 1 June 2022


Tim Gooch

An Opportunity Missed? The British Army’s Reaction to Defeat in France, 1940

Wednesday 18 May 2022

14:00 and 19:00

Phil McCarty

NGOs and Strategic Resettlement during the Zimbabwean Liberation War

Thursday 5 May 2022


Ryan Clarke

Remembering the British Civil War in our own society

Wednesday 20 April 2022


Steven Bishop and Michael Sewell

The Hillsborough Disaster & what it says about Britain from the 80s onwards

Wednesday 6 April 2022


Chris Walklett

First into the Fray: The Story of the Bristol Blenheim in WW2

Wednesday 23 March 2022

14:00 and 19:00

James Jefferies

The Fall of Singapore as a World Historical Event

Wednesday 9 March 2022

14:00 and 19:00

Josh De Cruz

Who was Lady Godiva?

Wednesday 23 February 2022


Steven Bishop

The Advent of Tourism

Wednesday 9 February 2022

14:00 and 18:00

Michael Sewell

Can Assassin’s Creed be used to teach history?

Wednesday 26 January 2022


Steven Bishop

The Queen is Dead: Religion, Politics, and Queenship in Elizabethan England

Wednesday 12 January 2022


Johanna Strong

World War 1 – Women on the Front Line

Wednesday 1 December 2021

14:00 and 19:00

Mike O'Keeffe

The Few on Film: The Battle of Britain on the Big and Small Screen

Wednesday 24 November 2021

14:00 and 19:00

James Jefferies

Women’s Poetry and Literature of the First World War.

Wednesday 17 November 2021


Ash Percival-Borley

The Second World War: A Visual Tour Through Paintings

Wednesday 10 November 2021

14:00 and 19:00

James Jefferies and Louise Rodwell

Forgetting the Past

Wednesday 3 November 2021

14:00 and 18:00

Michael Sewell

The Taylor Sisters and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star (with Sir Bob Russell)

Wednesday 27 October 2021


Steven Bishop

Film Review LIVE: Peterloo

Wednesday 20 October 2021


Michael Sewell, Louise Rodwell, Ben Fuggle

Historical Pageants!

Wednesday 13 October 2021

14:00 and 18:00

Michael Sewell

This September in History LIVE: North Africa

Wednesday 29 September 2021

Michael Sewell and Ben Fuggle

Jeffrey Hudson: Disability on display

Tuesday 21 September 2021

Amy Saunders

The A6 murder – The Long Silence

Wednesday 15 September 2021

Paul Stickler

Timber and Tension: Creating Belize and The Battle of Saint George’s Cay

Wednesday 8 September 2021

Ben Fuggle

Representations of Health in the World of Jane Austen

Wednesday 1 September 2021

Julie Miller

Research is Personal: My Grandfather and Bomber Command

Wednesday 28 July 2021

Michael Sewell

The Battle of France: The Maginot Line, Blitzkrieg and Hitler’s Gamble

Wednesday 21 July 2021

James Jefferies and Ryan Clarke

The History of a Football Rivalry: Brighton & Hove Albion and Crystal Palace

Wednesday 14 July 2021

Steven Bishop

The Darkest Moonlit Night: The Tragic Story of the 1944 Nuremberg Raid

Wednesday 7 July 2021

James Jefferies

The Stories We Find in our Buildings

Wednesday 30 June 2021

Michael Sewell and Ryan Clarke

The Queens Lands of Norfolk: Sixteenth-Century Walsingham Priory

Wednesday 23 June 2021

Andy Silen-McMillin

Wednesday Watchlist Special Live: Cromwell (1970)

Wednesday 16 June 2021

Michael Sewell, Louise Rodwell, Ben Fuggle and James Jefferies

The Battle for Britain: The People Vs The Government 1984 to 1994

Wednesday 9 June 2021

Chris Walklett

How to Break an Empire: The Independence of South America. 1808 -1825

Wednesday 2 June 2021

Ben Fuggle

“Bloody Mary” and “Bomber Harris”: Legacies Forged in Fire

Wednesday 26 May 2021

Johanna Strong and James Jefferies

Mothers, Housewives and Secret Agents

Wednesday 19 May 2021

Ash Percival-Borley

Wednesday Watchlist Special Live: Cockleshell Heroes

Wednesday 12 May 2021

Ash Percival-Borley and James Jefferies

This Week in History: LIVE!

Wednesday 5 May 2021

Ben Fuggle, Louise Rodwell, James Jefferies

Celebrating 1 Year of History Indoors!

Wednesday 28 April 2021

Michael Sewell

Women and the Vote – was 1918 the end or the beginning?

Wednesday 21 April 2021

Mike O'Keeffe

Psychiatric Asylums: From Haunted Pasts to Diverse Afterlives

Wednesday 14 April 2021

Dr Joshua Green

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


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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