Unitarian Historical Society

Unitarian Historical Society

The Society was founded in 1915 and exists to encourage and support the study of all aspects of Unitarian history, including that of constituent and related traditions such as English Presbyterianism, the General Baptists, Universalist churches, the Methodist Unitarian movement, the Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church of Ireland, and other bodies and groups.

The Society is run by an elected Council and members of the Society receive a copy of its Transactions each April, details of which can be found on this site.

Annual Meeting

The 2016 annual meeting will take place on Friday, 1st April at the Birmingham Hilton Metropole Hotel at 3.45 pm. The lecture will take the form of three shorter presentations related to 'Anniversaries'. The speakers are: Rev Dr David Steers on the centenary of the Unitarian Historical Society and the Transactions; Alan Ruston on three hundred years of the Dr Williams's Trust; and Dr David Wykes on aspects of Manchester College when it was based in London.

The 2015 annual meeting was held on Tuesday, 31st March at 1.45 pm, during the GA Annual Meetings at the Birmingham Hilton Metropole Hotel. The speakers were: Rev Dan Costley, Rev Dr Ann Peart, Rev Dr Ralph Waller and Dr David Wykes.

The 2014 annual general meeting and lecture was held at Whittlebury Hall, Northants on Tuesday, 15th April at 3.45 pm. The annual lecture was given by Dr Stephen Burley of the Dr Williams's Centre for Dissenting Studies on the topic: 'William Hazlitt (1737-1820), Joseph Priestley and the Origins of Unitarianism in America'.

The April 2013 meeting was held at the University of Nottingham when the Rev David Shaw spoke on William Bagshaw.


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