The Society usually runs an annual programme of six talks on the second Thursdays of alternate months, plus the AGM. These were normally held at the Yew Tree Hall in High Lorton. Up to January 2022 our talks have streamed by Zoom only, but we hope to restore meetings when possible. Talks at meetings will also be streamed using Zoom. 

For the Zoom talks members need to supply an an email address.

Talks normally start at 7.30pm

Events in 2021/2

The next L&DFLHS event poster.
The poster for our next event.

Common ground: the history of common land.

Professor Angus Winchester

Historical walk: 'Newlands and Goldscope Mines'.
Numbers limited, must be booked. Contact James Lusher
Mark Hatton

 Cumbria and the Jacobites.

Dr Bill Shannon

The Society's very brief AGM followed by World War II: earning a crust.
Ambleside Oral History Group
Early naturalists in Lakeland
Professor Ian D. Hodkinson
Historical walk: 'Exploring Early Loweswater'.
Contact James Lusher
Dr Derek Denman
'Harriet Martineau, resident of the Lakes, citizen of the world.'
Dr Christopher Donaldson
Bernard Bradbury Memorial Lecture: 'Cumbrian Artists: Fells Mists and Waterfalls'. For tickets click here
Dr David A Cross. At the Kirkgate Centre, 7.30pm, tickets £6. Joint with Cockermouth Civic Trust

Historical walk: 'Newlands and Goldscope Mines'.
Second chance. Numbers limited, must be booked. Contact James Lusher
Mark Hatton
'The impact of motor transport in Cumberland and Westmorland 1900-39'.

Dr Jean Turnbull

Excepting the Bradbury lecture, talks are included in the membership, and visitors are welcome to attend the talks at the hall at £3.00 including refreshments afterwards.