The Royal Historical Society runs a varied programme of events, including lectures panel discussions, conferences and training workshops. Below you’ll find details of our next events. We also make available video and audio recordings of many previous events. A selection of our events are reserved for Fellows and Members of the Society.

In addition, the Society provides a listing of history-focused events across the UK. Regular updates of new events are emailed to Fellows and Members of the Society.

Royal Historical Society Events Programme: 2023>

Forthcoming Events, October-November 2023


11am BST, Wednesday 11 October 2023, online
‘History and Archives in Practice: Archivists of History’
In collaboration with The National Archives and the Institute of Historical Research
Booking for this event is now available via Eventbrite.


5.30pm BST, Monday 16 October 2023 in person at the University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield
RHS-Sponsored Lecture: ‘’Naming and Shaming? Telling Bad Bridget Stories’’
Speakers: Elaine Farrell (Queen’s University Belfast) and Leanne McCormick (University of Ulster)
Booking for this event is now available via Eventbrite.


5.00pm, Tuesday 24 October 2023, online
Panel discussion: ‘Black British History. Where Now, Where Next?’
Contributors: Hannah Elias (Goldsmiths, University of London), Kesewa John (Goldsmiths, University of London), Liam Liburd (Durham) and Bill Schwarz (Queen Mary University of London)
Booking for this event is now available via Eventbrite.


6.00pm, Tuesday 7 November 2023 in person at Gresham College, London
RHS 2023 Public History Lecture: ‘“There is always another one walking beside you”: Pilgrimages, Pandemics and the Past’
Speaker: Tom Holland, held in association with Gresham College, London
Booking for in-person and online attendance at this event is now available via Gresham College.


Recent RHS Events: July to September 2023

These and previous RHS Lectures and events are available to watch or listen to again via the RHS Video and Podcast Archive