2019/20 Programme

Unless otherwise stated, lectures are held at 7:45pm in the Lakeview Suite at Craigavon Civic and Conference Centre, Lakeview Road, Craigavon, BT64 1AL


Major T J Akinson

Major T.J. Atkinson ,
9th Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers.
Killed in action near Hamel, France on 1st July 1916 while serving with the Ulster Division.
A generous bequest from the Atkinson family helps fund the society's annual history lesson in September each year.


Coronavirus - Covid-19

All of our events have been cancelled until further notice because of the coronavirus emergency.

There will be no Saturday outing this year and we hope to reschedule our visit to Clare at some date in the future.

Date Event Lecturer Title
24 Sept 19 AGM and Atkinson Lecture Ann Donnelly (8:00pm) The Annual Atkinson Lecture. Archive footage from the Northern Ireland Screen: Digital Film Archive (digitalfilmarchive.net). This is a public lecture which is open to all
08 Oct 19 Lecture Simon Wells The design of greenways in Armagh Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council – incorporating and preserving historic and natural assets.
12 Nov 19 Lecture Charles Friel Irish Ambulance Trains in the Great War
10 Dec 19 Lecture Dr George Legg Geographies of Boredom & the New City of Craigavon
14 Jan 19 Lecture Alan Freeburn Northern Ireland War Memorial Museum and the Oral History Project
11 Feb 20 Lecture Mark Bailey Armagh Observatory: Societal Impacts and Long-term Climate Archive. Celebrating More than 225 Years of Scientific Research at Armagh
10 Mar 20 Lecture and Outing Brett Hannam (6:30pm) Talk and walking tour of Richhill. The speaker is author of 'Richhill: A Profile of an Ulster Village'. Meet in Friends Meeting House Hall in Irish Street.
07 Apr 20 Lecture CANCELLED (6:30pm) Clare Presbyterian Church. Talk and walking tour.
May 2020 Outing CANCELLED