Talks & Visits

Due to Covid-19 social distancing practices, we are delivering our talks by Zoom Webinar. To join these talks, you need to
  1) register your intention in advance
  2) receive our confirmation email with a link to the talk
  3) click on that link to attend the talk 10 minutes before it starts

LHG Members can attend our talks for free. We will send members emails with a link to Zoom registration. Then please follow steps 1, 2, and 3 as above. 

Non-members can buy a ticket (£4) from TicketSource. The ticket will provide a link to Zoom registration. Then please follow steps 1, 2, and 3 as above.

Next talk: Monday 14 February 2022, 7:30pm – Sue Berry: Farming and the Ouse Valley landscape, 1770-1940


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. For 2022 we have also listed a number of Research Talks. 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.

Invited presentations scheduled for January – December 2022

Monday 10 January 2022 Diana Wilkins The Impact of the First World War on the Jewish community in Sussex
Monday 17 January 2022 Marc Morris The Anglo-Saxons: a History of the beginnings of EnglandResearch talk
Monday 14 February 2022 Sue Berry Farming and the Ouse Valley landscape, 1770-1940
Thursday 3 March 2022 Marc Morris The Norman Conquest: Why Does it Matter? Research talk
Monday 7 March 2022 Kit Wedd The Victorian Building Site – Research talk
Monday 14 March 2022 Alison Grant & Anthea Arnold Fitzroy House
Monday 11 April 2022 Francis Burrows The Battle of Lewes and the 13th century. (With Battle of Lewes re-enactors)
Monday 9 May 2022 Mary Rudling The Poor Law in Lewes – ‘A measure of extreme harshness and cruelty’?
Monday 13 June 2022 Andrew Edwards The Sussex Archaeological Society and its role in Lewes
Monday 11 July 2022 Helen Poole Sir John Gage of Firle and the Tudor Court
Monday 8 August 2022 No talk
Monday 12 September 2022 TBA
Monday 10 October 2022 TBA
Monday 14 November 2022 TBA
Monday 12 December 2022 TBA

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