Talks & Visits

Next talk: Monday 13 June 2022, 7:00 for 7:30pm – at King’s Church:

Geoff Mead: Hearth and Home – Sussex Vernacular Architecture


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 Building a Victorian or Edwardian HouseResearch talk
Monday 14 March 2022 Chris Horlock A Sussex Scrapbook, I
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 Geoff Mead Hearth and Home: Sussex Vernacular Architecture
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 Bob Cairns TBA
Monday 12 December 2022 John Kay Photo Quiz (1950-1980): How well do you know Lewes? Followed by AGM for members only

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