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 13 September 2021, 7:30pm – Will Pillfold: The Ouse Valley’s Pits: using chalk and making landscapes


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. 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 2021

Monday 11 January 2021 Chris Taylor The Mill Road Street Story
Monday 8 February 2021 Geoff Mead Source to Sea: the River Ouse
Monday 8 March 2021 David Rudling Romano-British Settlements in the Lower Ouse Valley
Monday 12 April 2021 Sue Berry Lewes and the Country Gentry c1640-1830: politics, leisure and patronage
Monday 10 May 2021 John Kay Listed Buildings of Lewes
Monday 14 June 2021 Sarah and Peter Earl The Stories of East Street and Albion Street
Monday 12 July 2021 Marcus Taylor Southover Church: 900 Years of Change
Monday 9 August 2021 No talk
Monday 13 September 2021 Will Pilfold The Ouse Valley’s Pits: using chalk and making landscapes
Monday 11 October 2021 Debby Matthews The Life & Times of Thomas Mantell: A true Lewes maverick
Monday 8 November 2021 Mary Norris The War Memorials of St John-sub-Castro Church, Lewes
Monday 13 December 2021 AGM, followed by Photo Quiz: Where in Lewes is this?

Lewes History Group Talks 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009