Talks & Visits

The Lewes History Group presents public talks on the 2nd Monday of each month.  We invite speakers who address particular topics of interest, and we list the talks below. There is an entry fee payable at the door of £1 for members, and £3 for non-members.

Research project meetings are held periodically. These meetings are for members working on research projects, and for those considering starting a project or participating in a current project. The aim of the meetings is to review progress and develop expertise. We also arrange courses in research skills and use of resources.

Times: You are welcome from 7.00pm for free refreshments and updates on the Group’s activities. Scheduled talks begin promptly at 7:30pm and finish by 9.00pm.

Location: Our public talks are usually held at The King’s Church building on Brooks Road, Lewes. (Between Tesco car park and Homebase).

Invited presentations scheduled for January – December 2020

Monday 13 January 2020 Stuart Billington The History of St John-sub-Castro Church, Lewes
Monday 10 February 2020 Dan Swift Lewes Between the Twittens
Monday 9 March 2020 Christopher Whittick Banged Up in Lewes: Criminal custody in the County Town
Monday 20 April 2020 (3rd Monday due to Easter) Chris Taylor Cancelled, rescheduling Lewes Street Story: Mill Road, Malling
Monday 11
May 2020
Ruth Thomson & team Rescheduled to September The Book of the Pells
Monday 8 June 2020 David Scott Cowan Postponed Rowland Halls: Sussex Architect
Monday 13 July 2020 Bob Cairns Postponed Where in Lewes?
Monday 10 August 2020 No talk
Monday 14 September 2020 Ruth Thomson & team The Pells of Lewes
Monday 12 October 2020 Adam Wood Wynne Baxter: Ripper Coroner and Lewes Mayor
Monday 9 November 2020 Ian Everest Shepherds of the South Downs
Monday 14 December 2020 TBA AGM, plus talk

Lewes History Group Talks 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009