The Newman Lectures are a series of talks on the subject of Catholicism in history that take place at the University of East Anglia every March, during Spring Semester.

The theme of the 2015 Newman Lectures series is


The 2014/15 series of lectures will be split between the Harvard Lecture Theatre in the new Julian Study Centre, and in Lecture Theatre 1.03 in the Queens Building at the University of East Anglia.
For directions, please see the University of East Anglia’s website.

If you are interested in participating in any of the Newman Lectures’ events, please get in touch with the Reverend Dr Andrew Eburne at the University of East Anglia’s Multifaith Centre:

Dr Andrew Eburne
Tel: (+44) 1603 592 168

Or contact the Newman Lectures team for more details.


It is with great regret that we have had to take the decision to cancel the next HA lecture on Saturday 14th February at the Norfolk Club.

The speaker, Dr Hugh Doherty, is required to attend an Applicant Day in the School of History at the University of East Anglia. Indeed as Admissions Officer he is a key part of that team. In addition both the secretary and I are also needed at the University on that day so it makes it difficult to find an alternative at short notice. Hugh is rather distressed that he is now unable to talk to us, but has assured us that he will be available to talk to us at a future date.

We thank you, as always, for your patience, and continued support, and look forward to seeing you at 11.30 am at the Norfolk Club, Upper King Street, Norwich, for our next lecture on Saturday 14 March:

Football under Siege – The Wartime Game in Bosnia and Hercegovina, 1992-1996

Speaker: Dr Richard Mills
(University of East Anglia)

Kind regards,

Professor John Charmley
President – Norfolk and Norwich Branch


November Lecture with Dr David. M. Fowler

Our November lecture takes place at 11.30am this coming Saturday.

Dr David. M. Fowler visits us from the University of Cambridge to talk about ‘Britain’s 1968′.

For more details of our upcoming lectures you can take a look at our latest mailer, here.

Don’t forget to book your table for lunch after the lecture, by calling the steward at the Norfolk Club on 01603 626 767, and saying you are attending the Historical Association lecture.

REMINDER: AGM 11 October

Just a reminder that we are now holding our meetings late mornings at the Norfolk Club – so the AGM will be at 11 o’clock


Look forward to seeing you then.

Lecture Programme 2014/15

The following meetings will be held at 11.30am at the Norfolk Club, Upper King Street, Norwich.

Saturday 8 November 2014 at 11.30am

Britain’s 1968

Dr David M. Fowler
(University of Cambridge)

Saturday 14 February 2015at 11.30am


The Battle of the Standard. A Twelfth-Century Feat of Arms

Dr Hugh Doherty
(University of East Anglia)

Saturday 14 March 2015 at 11.30am

Football under Siege – The Wartime Game in Bosnia and Hercegovina, 1992-1996

Dr Richard Mills
(University of East Anglia)

Saturday 11 April 2015 at 11.30am

Steam Power and Herrings: A Recipe for Success?

Mr Chris Unsworth
(Historical Association)

Saturday 9 May 2015 at 11.30am

The curious incident of the dog in the daytime. Sensory nuisances on early modern streets.

Dr Emily Cockayne
(University of East Anglia)



Standard: £ 3.00
Students: £1.50
Members: FREE

For further information please contact us:

Tel: 01603 591 018

Norfolk Record Office Public Lectures


This June, the Norfolk Record Office welcomes six guest speakers from the University of East Anglia’s Schools of History and American Studies, to give the public a fascinating insight into their research.


Thursday 12 June


Becky Avila
Eilidh Hall


  1. ‘Can you speak American? The politics of language, race and national identity in contemporary America’ by Becky Avila
  2. ‘Life on the Border: Mexican American literary and cultural history’ by Eilidh Hall

 Tuesday 17 June


Sarah Hall
Sam Cross


  1. ‘”Secrett prayers” – English connections and a New World identity in the seventeeth century’ by Sarah Hall
  2. ‘Did Anglians dream of electric screens? The early days of television in East Anglia’ by Sam Cross


Monday 23 June


Thomas Goldsmith
Derwin Gregory


  1. ‘Who’s afraid of the Big, Bad Bear? The rise of the Russian threat to British Foreign Policy c1780-1854′ by Thomas Goldsmith
  2. ‘Packing for Trouble: supplying the European Resistance during the Second World War’ by Derwin Gregory

Entry is free and no booking is necessary.

Time: 6-7pm

Norfolk Heritage Centre
Vernon Castle Room
2nd Floor
Millennium Library

For more information, please call 01603 222599 or email 

NEWS – Newman Lectures

For those of you who followed our short series on the Newman Lectures, the good news is that we now have a website which curates this season’s series and will act as a source of information for future series as well as providing information on Newman himself.

You can visit the website at

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