Online Talks and Podcasts

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

On-line Alternatives

Other Events & On-line Alternatives


While ALHS lectures have to be given via Zoom we have been providing some links to online events and websites we find interesting - anything from virtual tours of museums to lectures and podcasts. Now that more and more real-life events are happening we are providing information about those as well.


Other Events in December

Llwyn Celyn, Monmouthshire 

Public Open Days 

4 & 5 December, 10am - 4pm, free 

Skirrid Mountain Productions will be performing enchanting children's stories with beautiful puppets from the show 'Grow!' in the Threshing Barn at 11.15 & 1.45 on both the Saturday and Sunday. Please book your tickets for these shows separately. 


Tintern Abbey  

Torchlight Carol Service 

4 December, 6-8.30pm, £5 

Families will gather at Tintern with their flaming torches held on high while the smaller members enjoy their glowing light-sticks. Then, at 6 o'clock they will walk slowly in column down the side of the Abbey while the wonderful singing of the combined school choir will radiate from within and add to the ambience on a crisp evening. Tintern Abbey by night, in floodlight, with hundreds of flaming torches burning brightly and with the sound of carols sung by the choir, becomes a positively magical place. The congregation will sing the most popular carols lead by the choir interspersed with seasonal Bible readings and prayers. The Christmas season will begin.


Online Events 

Ask a Historian: In conversation with Greg Jenner 

8 December 7.30, pay what you can >£15 

A roller coaster ride through history revealing the best facts, figures, stories and characters from ancient times to today. Join author, BBC podcaster and public historian, Greg Jenner, in conversation as he provides answers to things you always wondered about, but didn't know who to ask. Via Teams. 


National Museum Wales 

Museum Talk: Christmas and New Year Traditions 

9 December 7pm, suggested donation £5 

There are many traditions associated with Christmas and New Year in Wales. Join us to discover more about these fascinating customs, from Plygain singing, to collecting calennig or New Year's Gifts. We will be delving into the museum’s archive and collections, to share some festive highlights, including seasonal delicacies, carols, decorations and of course, the famous Mari Lwyd. 


BALH Winter Lecture 

The Human Costs of the British Civil Wars 

9 December 2021 7:00pm - 8:30pm, £5  

A special BALH event with a talk by Andrew Hopper, Professor of Local and Social History in the Department for Continuing Education at Rewley House, University of Oxford.