Our courses are wide ranging covering ancient, modern and local history. Previous topics have included From the First Settlers to the First Farmers in the North; Household and Family 1500-1850; War and Social Change in 20th Century Europe; Maritime Northumberland; Newcastle and its Buildings, and the influence of prominent Northumbrians on British History and Politics.

We are very pleased to finally be resuming classroom based lectures for autumn 2022. On Monday 26th September, Dr Tony Barrow will present the first of seven weekly lectures on a social history of seafaring through the ages, ‘Bred to the Sea’. The lectures will take place at the WEB at 10am. Tickets are bookable here.


Beginning on 21st November, we welcome Dr June Neilson who will give a series of three talks exploring the history, trade, and influences of the Silk Road, ‘The Silk Road: Myth or Reality?’. These sessions will also be held at the WEB starting at 10am, and can be booked here.