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Programme of Events 2021

Tank traps near Basingstoke Railway Station

Past Programmes

To find out about the programme in previous years, take the links below, as they become available:

Continuing concerns regarding the risks of Covid-19 virus mean that the planned programme for 2021 will be limited to begin with; it is hoped that, if conditions allow, lectures, field visits and conferences will be possible later in the year. Notification of events will be sent via this website or the News e-Bulletin or the Newsletter in July. The first two events will be online while the last three, as of January 2021, are provisional.

All Field Club members are welcome to attend ANY of the events. Members may bring a guest, joint-members may bring two guests.

Members - please see your newsletter for exact meeting places, and any booking requirements.

Non-members - please contact the section leader or secretary to see if places are available.

26th January TUESDAY at 7.00 pm.

Community Archive Forum (CAF) Online - Hands-On Local History
PUBLISHING LOCAL HISTORY: WHY? WHAT? & HOW?(link to YouTube video of the presentation)

An overview of the local history publishing scene in Hampshire and hands-on, practical suggestions for creating, designing, selling and promoting new products.

23rd February TUESDAY at 7.00 pm

Community Archive Forum (CAF) Online - Hands-On Local History

      "How to use Film and Sound Archives" (link to YouTube video of the presentation) by David Lee (Manager of the Wessex Film and Sound Archive at the Hampshire Record Office for 26 years) 

An exploration of the means by which local history can be enhanced through the use of film and sound archives.

23rd March
TUESDAY at 7.30 pm via Zoom

The 2021 David Johnston Memorial Lecture:
“Silchester – The baths complete the story”
By Professor Mike Fulford

Professor Mike Fulford talked about the final excavations at Silchester: the culmination of forty years’ work by Reading University.
You can watch the online lecture on YouTube.

The webpage, which was set up in 2020 to link to articles in Proceedings related to Silchester, is still available.

30th March TUESDAY at 7.00 pm

Community Archive Forum (CAF) Online - Hands-On Local History

An Overflowing In-tray’; The Hampshire Magistrate, 1800-1850
(link to YouTube video of the presentation)
David Taylor former teacher and author of Life and times of Revd Robert Wright 1772-1850.

David Taylor, a retired teacher, explained how he used the Reverend Robert Wright (1772-1850), a prolific member of the Hampshire bench, as a lens through which to explore the work of a county magistrate between 1800 and 1850. In doing so he will also highlight the sources and methods of research employed to bring a local history project to fruition.


27th April TUESDAY at 7.00 pm

Community Archive Forum (CAF) Online - Hands-On Local History

Parish Histories: the Victoria County History Way
(link to YouTube video of the presentation)
Dr Jean Morrin

Jean has been leading the new VCH Hampshire project since its inception in 2008. She co-authored, with John Hare and Stan Waight, the first of the parish histories, on Mapledurwell, published in 2012 (known as a “VCH Short”) and authored  the history of Steventon, published in 2016, with John Hare. As well as overseeing the team, she is currently researching the parishes of Newnham, Nately Scures and Up-Nately. Jean will consider the scope of VCH parish histories which include landscape, settlement, population, landownership and, in particular, social, economic and religious history. She will also draw attention to the period covered from the Medieval era to the present day.

25th May TUESDAY at 7.00 pm

Community Archive Forum (CAF) Online - Hands-On Local History

History for the Future - The Scrapblog
by Roger Palmer

Roger Palmer is a member of the Hambledon Arts Society History Group. He is a semi-retired academic with a keen interest in amateur photography and the recording of local events. Prompted by an event organised by the Group he is building on the concept of the ‘Village Recorder’. His aim is to develop processes and methods for ensuring that today’s local history – its people and events – are captured and archived for future generations. He will demonstrate the background to his work so far and share the insights and resources it has generated.

28th June TUESDAY

Community Archive Forum (CAF) Online - Hands-On Local History

Monthly presentations via Zoom on the last Tuesday of each month, covering different aspects of the practice of local history. Organised by the Local History Section of the Hampshire Field Club & Hampshire Archives Trust


For a link, please contact: or 01962 861913.

25th September

HFC&AS, Visit to Isle of Wight to celebrate the Centenary of the Isle of Wight Natural History and Archaeological Society (IWNHAS): Brading Roman Villa, Thornycroft Boat Testing Tank and Steyne Wood Gun Battery, Bembridge
11am, Brading Roman Villa (TBC)
Oct/Nov (date tbc) SATURDAY Landscape Section, Annual Conference and AGM: Southampton.
9.30 am Hampshire Record Office, Winchester. (TBC)
3rd November WEDNESDAY HFC&AS Annual General Meeting, to be delivered online by Zoom, to be followed by the 'President's Lecture'.


Archaeology Section, Online Conference Lecture Series: ‘Belief and Ritual in Roman Britain’ Details and dates to be advised.

From time to time, other societies and groups will give details of events, which may be of interest to our members, and we advertise these whenever possible.

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See the Past Programme in 2015 - 2016 - 2017 - 2018 - 2019 - 2020