The Royal Historical Society runs a varied programme of events throughout the year, including our own prestigious lectures, and twice-yearly symposia hosted by history departments around Britain.

Royal Historical Society Events Programme: in full 2021>


Upcoming RHS Events: September to November 2021


Friday 17 September: Aylmer Seminar for Archivists and Historians, 2021
‘New Ways to Work: Future Directions in Archival and Historical Practice’ — virtual conference, in association with The National Archives and Institute of Historical Research.

10.00 – 13.30 BST – Live online via Zoom. Book for this event.


Friday 24 September: RHS Lecture with Dr Jonathan Saha (Durham)
‘Accumulations and Cascades: On the Ecological Impact of British Imperialism’

17.30 BST – Live online via Zoom. Book for this event.


Tuesday 2 November: RHS Lecture with Professor Ludmilla Jordanova (Durham)
‘Portraits, Biographies and Public History’

The 2021 Colin Matthew Memorial Lecture for the Public Understanding of History, in co-operation with Gresham College

18:00 BST – At Museum of London. Book for this event.


Videos of the Society’s annual Colin Matthew Lecture for the Public Understanding of History (2004-19) are also available via Gresham College. Recent speakers include David Olosuga, Amanda Vickery and Justin Champion.


Other Recent RHS Events: May to July 2021

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