Royston and District Local History Society


2018-19 Season

The Society organises a number of talks by experts in their field to which members and the public are invited. Every summer It also organises coach trips to palces which may be of intetest to members.

The Royston Institute built in 1855 and now Royston’s Town Hall where the Society meets.


October 4th

The Rectors of Therfield

Richard Genochio

November 1st

The Remarkable Story of Heffers of Cambridge

Julie Bounford

December 6th

The Battle for Female Suffrage

Mary Augusta Ward and Lady Constance Georgina Bulwer-Lytton

Elizabeth Eastwood


January 3rd

The Causes of World War One

Why did the various European powers enter into the war which became a global conflict that was to destroy much of the old order? What part was played by the system of alliances and did they make war inevitable?

Don Chiswell

February 7th

Samuel Ryder, the Man Behind the Ryder Cup

John Hines

March 7th

Around the Financial Centre of the City of London

Ken Drake

April 4th

“The Majestic Age of the Ocean Liner"

Richard Mellor

May 9th

7.30 - Annual General Meeting
8.00 - Cambridge History on Your Computer: the Library on Your Laptop

Mike Petty

June 1st

Coach Outing

To Oliver Cromwell’s House and Ely Group Tours

The Venue

The Heritage Hall
Town Hall
Melbourn Street

Meetings start at 8.00 pm