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Branch Programme 2016/17

Tuesday 18 October 2016
TGC, St John’s Site, Magdalen College School, Brackley
Richard Gaunt “Sir Robert Peel and Ireland”
3.30pm

Thursday 10 November   
Paul Blinkhorn (Time Team), “People and Pots in Medieval Northamptonshire”     
Humfrey Rooms, Castillian Street, Northampton                                          
Joint meeting with Northamptonshire Archaeology Society; lecture approx. 7.20 p.m. following NAS AGM                                           
                                                                       
Thursday 24 November
The Great Debate ~ Regional heat
Holdenby Lecture Theatre, Park Campus, University of Northampton
6.30 p.m.; preceded by Branch AGM                      
                                                                       
Wednesday 7 December                                                   
Dr Neil Younger (Open University), “Elizabeth I”
Brooke Weston Academy, Corby
6.00 p.m.                      
       
Wednesday 25 January
Dr Ron Mendel (University of Northampton), “Black Power and the American Civil Rights Movement”
Wellingborough School, Wellingborough
4.30 p.m

Branch Programme 2015/2016

29 October 2015
The Battle of Naseby
William Walford MA (Northampton Branch)

19 November 2015 at Brooke Weston Academy, Coomb Road, Great Oakley, Corby, Northants NN18 8LA
England’s Break with Rome
Dr Tracey Sowerby (Pembroke College, University of Oxford)

3 December 2015
Members’ Evening and AGM
Contact: The Hon. Secretary (address below)

Tuesday 23 February 2016 at Northampton College, Booth Lane Nth, Northampton NN3 3RF
Protest Movements in Late 20th Century USA
Dr Ron Mendel (University of Northampton)

17 March 2016 at Bishop Stopford School, Headlands, Kettering, Northants NN15 6BJ
Tudor History subject (TBC) CANCELLED

21 April 2016
Charles Bradlaugh
Liam Howey (Charles Bradlaugh Society)

Branch Programme 2014/15

18 September 2014 4.30 p.m

The European Peace Settlement, 1919: What was wrong with the Treaty of Versailles?Professor Anthony Lentin (Wolfson College, University of Cambridge) Wellingborough School, London Road, Wellingborough, Northants NN8 2BX

16 October 2014 3.30 p.m

William Gladstone: From Stern Unbending Tory to Grand Old ManDr Richard Gaunt (University of Nottingham) Magdalen College School, Waynflete Avenue, Brackley, Northants NN13 6FB

6 November 2014 (Doors open 6.30 p.m., NAS AGM 7 p.m., and lecture 7.20 p.m.)

Reflections on Medieval Northampton, Dr John Williams (formerly Head of Archaeology Unit, Northampton Development Corporation), Joint meeting with the Northamptonshire Archaeological Society, The Humfrey Rooms, Castilian Terrace, Northampton NN1 1LD

27 November 2014 7 p.m

The Great Debate: ‘What does Magna Carta mean to me? ‘The meeting will be preceded by the Branch AGM at 6.45 p.m, Park Campus, The University of Northampton, Boughton Green Road, Northampton NN2 7AL

12 February 2015

Opposing the First World War in Northampton, John Buckell MA (Northampton Branch), Park Campus, The University of Northampton, Boughton Green Road, Northampton NN2 7AL

12 March 2015

Ethnic Minorities and American Society in 1960s and 1970s, Dr Ron Mendel (University of Northampton), Bishop Stopford School, Headlands, Kettering, Northants NN15 6BJ

16 April 2015

Religious Symbolism and How a Catholic Kept his Faith: The buildings of Thomas Tresham, William Walford MA (Northampton Branch), Park Campus, The University of Northampton, Boughton Green Road, Northampton NN2 7AL

Tuesday 12 May 2015

The Origins of the Cold War, 1945-47, Professor David Stevenson (London School of Economics and Political Science), Northampton College, Booth Lane North, Northampton NN3 3RF

Branch Programme 2013/2014

19 September 2013 4.30 pm at Wellingborough School, Irthlingborough Road,Wellingborough, Northants NN8 2BX
The Angevin Kings of England
Prof. Stephen Church (University of East Anglia)

9 October 2013 3.30 pm at Magdalen College School, Waynflete Avenue, Brackley, Northants NN13 6FB
Investigating Thatcher’s Electoral Success
Dr. Suzanne McDonald-Walker (University of Northampton)

14 November 2013 at The Humfrey Rooms, Castilian Terrace, Northampton NN1 1LD
(Doors open 6.30 pm; NAS AGM 7 pm; and lecture 7.30 pm)
The Criminal Corpse: Disposing of the remains of executed criminals in the 18th
Prof. Sarah Tarlow (University of Leicester)
Joint meeting with Northamptonshire Archaeological Society

28 November 2013 at Park Campus, The University of Northampton, Boughton Green Road, Northampton NN2 7AL
Branch AGM at 7.15 pm
Widows, Wives and Witnesses: Women in 18th century elections in Northampton
Dr Zoë Dyndor (University of Northampton)

16 January 2014 6 pm at Park Campus, The University of Northampton, Boughton Green Road, Northampton NN2 7AL
Jorian Jenks: Writing the life of a Fascist Green
Dr Philip Coupland (Northampton Branch)

13 February 2014 at Park Campus, The University of Northampton, Boughton Green Road, Northampton NN2 7AL
Spencer Perceval
Prof. Lester Hillman (London Metropolitan University)

13 March 2014 at Bishop Stopford School, Headlands, Kettering, Northants NN15 6BJ
Post-Stalinist Russia

24 April 2014 at Park Campus, The University of Northampton, Boughton Green Road, Northampton NN2 7AL
Nary a Steeple: The Quaker meeting houses of Northamptonshire
William Walford MA (Northampton Branch)

Branch Programme 2011/12

2011

September 15th at 7.30pm
“The Battle of Britain”
Dr. Garry Campion (University of Northampton) – author of The Good Fight: Battle of Britain Propaganda and The Few (2008)

October 13th at 3.30p.m.
“The Buildings of Sir Thomas Tresham: Religious Symbolism and How a Catholic Kept His Faith”
William Walford, M.A. (Branch Programme Secretary)
Venue: Magdalen College School (Waynflete Site), Waynflete Avenue, Brackley, Northants NN13 6FB (tel. 01280 846300).

November 17th at 7pm
The Great Debate – “Why does history matter to you?”
The local round of the Association’s debating competition for sixth-form students, at
Venue: The University of Northampton, Park Campus, Boughton Green Road, Northampton NN2 7AL.

November 24th
Northampton Branch AGM at 7.45pm
followed by “Britain and the American Civil War” at 8pm
David Waller (University of Northampton)

2012

February 9th at 7.45pm
“The Origins of the English Village (700-1200)” Revisited
Prof. Christopher Dyer (University of Leicester)

March 8th at 7.30pm
“Minorites and the Civil Rights Movement in America”
Sue Donnelly (University of Northampton)
Venue: Bishops Stopford School, Headlands, Kettering, Northants, NN15 6BJ (tel. 01536 503503).

April 19th at 7.45pm
“To Bury Caesar: Church Memorials”
William Walford MA (Branch Programme Secretary)

May 10th at 7.30pm
“Meeting Houses of the Society of Friends”
Derrick Whitehouse
Venue: The Friends’ Meeting House, Wellington Street, Northampton NN1 3AS.

Branch Programme 2010/2011

2010

October 14th at 3.30pm
“Politics in 1980s Britain”
Dr Sally Horrocks (University of Leicester)
Venue: Magdalen College School (Waynflete Site) in Waynflete Avenue, Brackley NN13 6BF.

November 11th at 7.00pm
AGM followed by: “The Politics of Permanent Election: The US Mid-Term Results”
David Waller (University of Northampton)

December 9th at 7.30pm
“The Home Guard” Mark Rowe

2011

February 10th at 7.30pm
Holocaust Memorial Lecture: “Anne Frank”
Dr Zoe Waxman (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Venue: Northampton Synagogue, Overstone Road, Northampton NN1 3JW.
(in association with the Northampton Hebrew Congregation and Northampton Borough Council).

March 23rd at 7.30pm
“Stalin’s Russia”
Dr Eric Boston (CATS Cambridge)
Venue: Bishop Stopford School in Headlands, Kettering NN15 6BJ.

April 14th at 7.30pm
“Charlemagne’s Dom in Aachen”
William Walford MA (Northampton Branch)

Branch Programme 2009/10

2009

September 3rd at 7.30 p.m.
“Northamptonshire Caribbean Community prior to 1980”
George Watley (University of Northampton).

October 8th at 3.30 p.m.
“The First Crusade”
Professor Marcus Bull (University of Bristol) at Magdalen College School, Brackley.

October 22nd at 7.30.pm.
Members’ Evening: AGM, History Quiz and Social

November 5th at 7.30 p.m.
“President Obama and the Myth of the First Hundred Days”
David Waller (University of Northampton).

November 19th at 7.30 p.m.
The Great Debate Regional round of H.A.’s national debating competition for schools.

December 3rd at 7.30 p.m.
“Saxon Bedford and Wallingford: Recent Excavations”
Dr. Matt Edgeworth (University of Leicester).

2010

January 14th at 7.30 p.m.
“A Hitler on the Market Square: The Blackshirts in 1930s Northampton”
Dr. Philip Coupland (Branch Secretary).

February 7th at 7.00 p.m.
“Holocaust Denial”
Dr. Matthew Feldman (University of Northampton) at Northampton Synagogue, Overstone Road, Northampton NN1 3JW
(Holocaust Memorial Lecture).
For reasons of security, tickets are required for the Holocaust Memorial Lecture on February 7th, 2010. Applications may be made to Mr. Paul Crofts, Equality and Diversity Officer, The University of Northampton, by post (Park Campus, Boughton Green Road, Northampton NN2 7AL); telephone (01604 893887); or e-mail paul.crofts @ northampton.ac.uk)

March 24th at 7.30 p.m.
“Henry VIII’s Foreign Policy”
Dr. Glenn Richardson (St. Mary’s University College) at Bishop Stopford School, Kettering.

April 22nd at 7.30 p.m.
“Charlemagne’s Dom in Aachen”
William Walford (Branch Publicity Secretary).

Branch Programme 2008/09

2008

November 20th at 7.30 p.m.
“The U.S. Presidential Election in Historical Perspective”
David Waller (University of Northampton); preceded by Branch AGM at 7 p.m.

December 11th at 7.30pm
Christmas Social and History Quiz
Come and test your knowledge of local and general history!

2009

January 15th at 7.30 p.m.
“The Political Culture of Parliamentary Elections in 18th Century Northampton”
Zoe Dyndor (University of Northampton).

February 8th at 7.00 p.m.
(Holocaust Memorial Lecture)
“Beyond Anne Frank: Remembering the Six Million”
Dr. Zoe Waxman (Royal Holloway, University of London) at Northampton Synagogue, Overstone Road, Northampton, NN1 3JW.
(For reasons of security, tickets are required for the Holocaust Memorial Lecture on February 8th, 2009. Applications may be made to Mr. Paul Crofts, Equality and Diversity Officer, The University of Northampton, by post (Park Campus, Boughton Green Road, Northampton NN2 7AL); telephone (01604 893887); or e-mail paul.crofts @ northampton.ac.uk)

March 26th at 7.30 p.m.
“Five-Year Plans in Early Soviet Russia”
Dr. Mark Sandle (De Montfort University) at Bishop Stopford School, Kettering.

April 23rd at 7.30 p.m.
“Northamptonshire Churches”
William Walford (Branch Member).

Branch Programme 2007/08

November 28th at 5 p.m.
“Writing the History of the Secret Intelligence Service”
Professor Keith Jeffery (Queen’s University, Belfast), Senate Seminar Room, University of Northampton.
(Tea and coffee served from 4.45 p.m.)

December 1st at 2 p.m.
“Franklin in England”
Holdenby Lecture Theatre, Park Campus, University of Northampton, Professor Emeritus Richard Middleton.

2008

January 23rd at 5 p.m.
“Rum, Sodomy and the Lash Revisited:
Churchill’s View on Naval Tradition in the Context of his First 18 Months at the Admiralty, 1911-12”
Dr Matthew Seligmann (University of Northampton), Senate Seminar Room, University of Northampton.
(Tea and coffee served from 4.45 p.m.)

February 3rd at 7 p.m.
“Truth, the Best Remembrance: Testimonies from the Holocaust” (Holocaust Memorial Day Lecture)
John McDonald (Oxford Brookes University), Northampton Synagogue, Overstone Road, Northampton.

February 13th at 5 p.m.
“The Summary Courts and Changing Attitudes towards Violence in Northampton and Nottingham, 1887-1931”
Michelle Knibb (University of Leicester), Senate Seminar Room, University of Northampton.
(Tea and coffee served from 4.45 p.m.)

February 27th at 5 p.m.
“The Battle of the Marne: The German Perspective”
Dr. Annika Mombauer (Open University), Senate Seminar Room, University of Northampton.
(Tea and coffee served from 4.45 p.m.)

March 12th at 5 p.m.
“Narratives, Experience and Class: Social History in the Light of the Linguistic Turn, 1932-1940”
Professor Andrew August (Pennsylvania State University, Abington), Senate Seminar Room, University of Northampton.
(Tea and coffee served from 4.45 p.m.)

March 13th at 3.45 p.m.
“The Social Bases of the Nazi Party, 1919-1933”
Professor Detlef Mühlberger (Oxford Brookes University), Magdalen College School, Brackley.

July 17th – 6.45 p.m. for 7 p.m.
Summer Outing to Kelmarsh Hall
“Recreating the Eighteenth Century Country House: The Hanbury Family and Kelmarsh Hall”
Rosie MacArthur (University of Northampton)
Built in the 1730s to the designs of the celebrated architect James Gibbs, Kelmarsh Hall is one of central England’s foremost Palladian mansions. Rosie Macarthur, who is writing a doctoral thesis on material culture and consumption at Kelmarsh, c.1687-1845, will give a talk about the estate, to be followed by a guided tour of the Hall exclusive to members and their guests. Cost £6 per person. Light refreshments available separately. Please arrive by 6.45 pm for a 7pm start. Download a booking form and further information (pdf, 236Kb).

October 2nd at 4.00 p.m.
“Nobility in Tudor Rebellions”
Dr. Steven Gunn (Merton College, Oxford) at Magdalen College School, Brackley.

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