Is a genius born or made? Where did the idea of 'the artist' originate? What is the impact of the Cold War on British culture? What was the experience of war actually like?
From world history to art, culture and science, our all-year round talks programme offers you the opportunity to engage with world-renowned specialists and researchers, who are providing new insight and perspectives into contemporary culture, society and history.
The Historical Association is a national charity supporting the study and enjoyment of history. The Plymouth branch has linked up with the history department of the University to deliver a joint programme of talks within The Arts Institute public programme.
Across the season a number of invited guests give insightful talks to audiences who share an interest in the past and of history in all forms.
What's on this season
- Does Britain have ancient 'Songlines'? 26 October 2021 19:00 - 20:00
- Ceremonial site walk at Drizzlecombe 2 November 2021 09:00 - 14:30
- The voyages of Captain Cook and the exploration of the Pacific Ocean: The Philip Nicholas Trust Maritime History Lecture 2 November 2021 19:00 - 20:30
- Narrating the Land: storytelling, biodiversity and placemaking in Malaysian Indigenous landscapes 9 November 2021 19:00 - 20:30
- The role of Plymouth and Dartmoor in the war of 1812 16 November 2021 19:00 - 20:30
Watch past talksCatch up on previous online talks from the Historical Association Plymouth branch and University of Plymouth history department below.
- Pestilential hotbeds of vice - cinema management and morality in Britain, c. 1900-1950, 9 February 2021
- The long march to modernity: from ‘Three Inch Golden Lotus’ to working mom, 2 March 2021
- The human costs of the British Civil Wars, 9 March 2021
- The Transatlantic Politics of the Mayflower II, 16 March 2021
- The enigmatic John Marshall: Founder of Plymouth emigration depot, Baltic Wharf, 11 May 2021
- The archaeological complex at Calstock,18 May 2021