Annual meeting and lecture

Airlander Hybrid Air Vehicle, Cardington Airfield, Bedford, 2016, prior to test flights
photo: Stuart Antrobus

BHRS holds one meeting a year for its AGM and annual lecture.

Recent lectures have included:

2018 Gordon Vowles on The Life and Times of Sir John Gostwick: Tudor Entrepreneur and Bureaucrat

2017 Dr Jasmine Allen spoke on ‘From Medieval to Modern: The Radiant Art of Stained Glass’.  Dr Allen is Curator of The Stained Glass Museum, Ely Cathedral (opens in a new window).

2016 Dr Nicholas Bennett on Bedfordshire and the Lincolnshire parish Clergy – read the lecture on this website.

2015 Professor Donald Burrows (Open University) on the background to music in Bedford, introducing Michael Benson’s 2015 volume Bedford’s Musical Society

2014 Dr Jonathan Rodell on his BHRS volume The Rise of Methodism

2013 Dr Philip Lockley (Trinity College, Oxford) on Bedfordshire and the Southcottians, a county history of an English millennarian tradition

2012 Dr Michael Clanchy on Medieval tally sticks

postcard of Leighton Buzzard canal and bridge (Barbara Tearle)

postcard of Leighton Buzzard canal and bridge (Barbara Tearle)

2011 James Collett-White setting the scene for his third BHRS volume of How Bedfordshire Voted

2010 Martin Deacon introducing his second BHRS WWI war diary The 2nd Bedfords in France and Flanders

2009 Professor Dorothy Sheridan on Mass Observation (opens in a new window) and Professor Robert Malcolmson on his BHRS edition of the Mass Observation diary of Denis Argent, A Soldier in Bedfordshire 1941-42

NB These lectures are not available, unless otherwise indicated.

Non-members are welcome to attend the lecture.


Page updated 10 March 2019




This page was added on 06/08/2017.

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