Previous Seasons

Details of the current or upcoming season of talks can be found here.

2017/18 Season

  • 25 September 2017 – English Clergy on the Eve of Reformation – Dr Pat Cullum
  • 30 October 2017 – Huddersfield’s Chemical Industry – Professor Mike Page
  • 27 November 2017 – A Yorkshire Dialect Treasure Trove – Rod Dimbleby
  • 29 January 2018 – Heraldry in 17th Century West Yorkshire Houses as a Sign of Status – Peter Thornborrow
  • 26 February 2018 – Stanley Royd: West Riding Asylum – David Scrimgeour
  • 26 March 2018 – Marsden Wills – Hazel Seidel
  • 30 April 2018 – Luddite Memorial Lecture: Religion and Working Class Radicalism – Dr. Mike Sanders
  • 21 May 2018 – West Yorkshire Archive Service – Teresa Nixon

2016/17 Season

  • 26 September 2016 – The Great Yorkshire election of 1807 – Professor Edward Royle
  • 31 October 2016 – AGM and Members’ Evening – members share current research and interests
  • 28 November 2016 – Edgerton: Home to a Victorian Elite – David Griffiths
  • 30 January 2017 – The Latest News from a Yorkshire Glossary – Dr George Redmonds
  • 27 February 2017 – The History of the Afro-Caribbean Community in Huddersfield – Natalie Pinnock-Hamilton
  • 27 March 2017 – Hinchliffes in the West Riding – David Hinchliffe
  • 24 April 2017 – Introducing our C19th and 20th Century Jewish Neighbours – Dr Anne Brook
  • 22 May 2017 – The Pevsner Project and the Buildings of Huddersfield – Joseph Sharples

2015/16 Season

  • 28 September 2015 – Huddersfield Parish Church conservation – Stuart Beaumont & Ian Roberts
  • 26 October 2015 – Miners and Mining in New Mill – Pamela Cooksey
  • 30 November 2015 – World War II Immigrants in Huddersfield – Dr Janette Martin
  • 25 January 2016 – Loss and Legacy: the Tolson Story – Jenny Salton
  • 29 February 2016 – Bentley and Shaw, Brewers, Lockwood – Robert Tomlinson
  • 21 March 2016 – The Woodsome Panels and Early Modern Marriage – Professor Jessica Malay
  • 25 April 2015 – Huddersfield’s Chartist Roots – Alan Brooke
  • 23 May 2016 – The Pilgrimage of Grace – Julia Hickey

2014/15 Season

  • 29 September 2014 – Early Labour Pioneers in the Huddersfield Area – Professor Lord David Clark
  • 27 October 2014 – Huddersfield’s Hinterland in 1812-13 Through the Wakefield Manorial Court Roll – Dr John A Hargreaves
  • 24 November 2014 – Belgian Refugees in World War I – Dr Rebecca Gill
  • 26 January 2015 – Thomas Heaton and the Coming of the New Policing in the Huddersfield District – Professor David Taylor
  • 23 February 2015 – 16th and 17th Century Houses of the Huddersfield Area – David Cant
  • 30 March 2015 – The Restoration of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal – Alan Stopher & Keith Gibson
  • 27 April 2015 – J P W Mallalieu, Huddersfield MP – Professor Brendan Evans
  • 18 May 2015 – Teazles and Teazlemen – Robert A McMillan