We strive to highlight the wide range of talks and events available to anyone interested in our area but it is almost impossible to keep abreast of so much that is going on. If you have a history or archaeology event you’d like to publicise on our calendar you can submit an entry on our Add Your Event page.
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Below is a list of organisations who regularly arrange talks, walks, exhibitions and training. Click on the links below to see what they have planned. The events listed are available to the general public, sometimes at a cost.
With 5 sites across Bristol, there is always plenty going on. Talks, events and activities supplement their long-standing exhibitions and are open to tempt people of varied interests and families.
Bristol & Gloucestershire Archaeological Society
BGAS is the local history organisation covering Bristol and Gloucestershire. As well as public meetings, the Society has a publication programme and a useful website with databases of historical source material.
Bristol Courses is the adult education arm of Bristol City Council. Courses on a variety of subjects, including history, are available online, at Stoke Lodge and in St Pauls.
Bristol Historical Association
BHA organise talks that are advertised in our events pages. However, many of their talks are recorded and can be viewed later.
Bristol Record Society
BRS publishes material of local history importance, including transcriptions of valuable source material and well-researched original texts. Older publications are now available as free pdf downloads.
British Association for Local History
BALH arrange excellent webinars targeting local history societies, inspiring and supporting groups to take advantage of available training (eg. website design, effective use of social media etc)
Their ten-minute talks are available to view online through their website.
UWE Regional History Centre
The Regional History Centre (RHC) at the University of the West of England promotes research about the history of Britain’s South Western counties and in the understanding of regionalism as a dynamic force in the shaping of the domestic and international past. It organises public seminars and publishes an annual yearbook on local history topics.
For those seeking to venture just a little further afield, Somerset’s museums (with sites, such as Glastonbury, so close to our border) offer a wide range of exhibitions and events to appeal to the whole family.
Check out the exhibitions and events organised in Weston-super-mare