Zoom events

An increasing number of local historians, history societies and groups are holding virtual events, many of them free of charge. You might like to check out some of the upcoming sessions we have listed below… you never know, they might make an interesting change from watching television…

Starcross History Society

Starcross History Society will be holding its meetings online using the Zoom platform for the foreseeable future. There will be no charge to the audience, but they are asking anyone who can afford it to make a voluntary donation/subscription to cover costs and to enable their projects to go ahead.

The list of all upcoming events is published on the Society website – click here

The Devonshire Association

The Association is hosting online events covering a wide variety of topics; for more details click here

The South West Heritage Trust

The South West Heritage Trust is staging a series of online lectures this autumn. Details and booking links can be found here.

The History Interpreter (Janet Few)

Janet maintains a list of talks and events from all parts of the country, some online, some not.  You are likely to find something of interest if you click here

Eventbrite

Eventbrite is probably the leading organisation for providing a gateway to online events. Go to the homepage and in the serch box put in what you are looking for (e.g. ‘history’). You’ll get back a long list of upcoming events from all around the globe… take your pick (some are free, some make a charge). You can filter the list of results to get a more precise fit to what you are looking for. No, it’s not as simple as it was in the good old days of thumbing through the Radio Times and marking programmes with a biro, but that’s progress for you.

Hidden Cities – Exeter’s History Trail

You may be interested to know that there is a new online historically-themed trail and associated website for Exeter as part of the University’s Hidden Cities project.  The website address is www.hiddencities.eu.

If you use a smart phone you can download a free app from the App Store and Android equivalent and it can be used to guide you on a walking tour of the city, taking in the historical highlights. There is a link to the app from the homepage of the website. Exeter is one of five European cities involved in the project – the others are Hamburg, Deventer, Valencia and Trento, which all have their own trail apps.   

Gresham College

The college was founded in 1597 and has been recording history lectures since the 1980’s. The huge collection is available online at the Gresham College website.

And finally…

Did you know that you can even do a free virtual tour of the British Museum? Click here… and then find your way around the building by clicking on the arrow… no crowds, no travel, no cost… There are lots of other similar free virtual tours, just go a-Googling to find them…