The History of Bath Research Group was founded in 1986 with the objective of bringing together historians who were actively engaged in research in the Bath area.
Over the years many have published on different aspects of local history (including studies in the journal Bath History) and have given talks at our meetings.
We also welcome those who simply wish to learn more about Bath's history and to support us in the work that we do, to attend our regular talks and visits, or to follow us through this website.
20th November 2023
We have now completed our autumn season of talks and will continue our 2023/24 programme after the Christmas break. In January our secretary, David Crellin, will be giving a talk on his latest finding connected with his research into John Wood and his family. Due to the wide interest expressed in this research, the meeting has been moved from our usual venue in Bathwick to BRLSI in Queen's Square, this will take place on the 10th January.
Please note: The Meetings Calendar has now been updated to reflect the change to the January date and venue and also shows the rearranged dates for our two visits in May and June.
Our full list of meetings for the 2023-24 session is now available from our meetings page.
Our Latest Project, in Conjunction with the Historic Towns Trust
N.B. Our meeting are normally held at St. Mary's Church Hall, Bathwick Hill, and we welcome both our members and visitors to the meetings. We are exploring the possibility of videoing our meetings so that those who are unable to attend may view our talks online after the event. If you wish to know more about the meeting please contact our secretary, using the Enquiries form
Previous Meetings [Images from a Selection of Our Meetings]
The principal activities of the group are:
To carry out academic research on the history and development of Bath
To meet regularly – usually monthly – throughout the year
To hear of the work of other members of the Group
To invite other researchers to speak on subjects relating to Bath and its locality
To organise study visits to localities in or near Bath
To support individuals and organisations with an interest in Bath history
To help to ensure that Bath archives are maintained and developed for the future