Welcome to the Ealing Branch of the Historical Association


A warm welcome to the local Ealing Branch of the national Historical Association which was founded in 1906 as ‘the voice of History’. The HA believes that an historical awareness is essential for the twenty-first century citizen. It brings together people who share an interest in, and love for the past, and it furthers the study, teaching and enjoyment of history in all forms.  A full version of its aims and activities can be found on its website www.history.org.uk. The H.A. has over 40 local branches of which Ealing is one. Our local activities include monthly lectures by distinguished and expert lecturers, and outings to exhibitions and places of historical interest in and around London.

Our Aims

Our aim is to promote the study of, and interest in History as a living and relevant part of the past and future of the very diverse population and culture of our area. In our monthly lectures, we aim to present the most up-to-date learning and cover a wide range of topics both local, national and international.  We also aim to cover subjects of both topical and commemorative interest.  We hope thereby to both ‘instruct and entertain’ as wide an audience as possible. We also have a second-hand History book section. Profits from sales go to the local association to support its activities.  Members of the committee help to organise the sales at the annual Historical Association conference and at the Brentford Festival in September. If you have history books which are in saleable condition and that you would like to donate to us, please contact Dr Peter Hounsell, peter.hounsell@btinternet.com

Our Meetings (see above for changes resulting from Covid-19 situation)

Meetings are usually held on the second Tuesday of each month between September and June, at Ealing Green Church, W5 5QT at 7.30 pm . However, the November meeting normally takes place at Twyford CofE High School, Twyford Crescent, London W3 9PP at 6.30pm.   Membership is open to everyone. You can become a member of either the national organisation (which includes local membership) for £71 per year (£45 concessions) or  a local member for just £15 a year.  You will then receive regular emails or newsletters about our activities. Non-members are also welcome to attend individual talks for a contribution of £5 (students are free). We look forward to seeing you at our events.

Secretary:  Dr Philip Woods    philipgwoods@outlook.com