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 the UK.

The Society also 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: in full 2021>

Upcoming RHS Events: Autumn 2021


Tuesday 2 November 2021
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 The Museum of London. Book for this event via Gresham College.


Friday 26 November 2021
RHS Lecture and Presidential Address, with Professor Emma Griffin (UEA and Royal Historical Society)
‘Writing about Life Writing in Eighteenth and Nineteenth-Century Britain’

18.00 BST – Live online via Zoom. Book for this lecture via Eventbrite.


Tuesday 7 December 2021
RHS Online Workshop for Early Career Historians
‘Creating Public History: a Guide to Co-production and Community Engagement Projects’

14.00 BST – Live online via Zoom. Booking for this event via Eventbrite.



Recent RHS Events: July to September 2021

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