Online Talks and Podcasts

Toby Driver U-Tube talk – Archaeology of the Gwent Levels

On-line Alternatives

On-line Alternatives


While we cannot have our regular ALHS lectures or Visits we thought you might like some links to websites we find interesting - anything from virtual tours of museums to lectures podcasts, mostly history related, that we think will keep our brains and yours from turning to cotton wool. We are adding to this page each month as we find more - if you know of an event or website that might interest other members, please let us have the URL.


Online Events in April

National Trust – Waddesdon Rothschild Collection 

From Boredom to Board Games 

15 April, 6pm, £10 

Discover Waddesdon’s collection of rare 18th-and 19th-century board games in a live online talk by curator Rachel Jacobs 


Brecknock Society - 23rd Sir John Lloyd Memorial Lecture 

The Monastic Presence in Medieval Brecknock  

23 April 7.30pm. Free. Booking -  

Lecture to be given by Janet Burton, Professor of Medieval History, University of Wales Lampeter


Online Talks and Podcasts

Toby Driver U-Tube talk – Archaeology of the Gwent Levels


Podcasts from the National Archives


BALH Local History Matters Podcasts



Other websites to entertain and to learn from

Vides – a journal full of interesting articles on a very wide range of subjects

Monmouthshire Antiquarian Society
End of Year Review: The Historic Houses of South-East Wales

Very entertaining!


Museum Crush   This link will take you to the History page but this super website will repay thorough inspection and repeat visits -

The Offa’s Dyke Collaboratory
Since April 2017, the Offa’s Dyke Collaboratory has operated as a research network to foster dialogues with local communities and new initiatives investigating frontiers and borderlands past and present, focusing on the linear monuments of the Welsh Marches. As well as creating a membership of active researchers, a range of resources and links together with an active blog hosted on a website ( and the design and publication of a new open-access academic journal (the Offa’s Dyke Journal -, the Collaboratory’s co convenors have worked to create a series of academic and public-facing events ( 


National Trust Online Exhibitions
These include and exhibition of Chippendale furniture and the rise of the banking family of Osterley Park.

The Museum of Hidden Histories – a site to keep bookmarked for the future

The British Museum on U-tube
Our YouTube channel is home to our much-loved Curator’s corner series, interviews with scientists and conservators and much, much more. Fancy learning how to write cuneiform then kicking back and watching an ancient rock gong being played? This is the place for you. You’ll find recipes, how-to videos and more potential pub quiz knowledge than you can shake a stick at.


CADW: Castles in the clouds - videos of castles