BMMHS Virtual Talks


BMMHS Virtual Talks

In June, we ran two Pilot BMMHS Zoom talks to a restricted number of participants to investigate the demand for on-line BMMHS Talks and make sure that we all felt comfortable with the technology. Following the success of the pilots, we have rolled out a programme of BMMHS Zoom Talks starting in August, with 2 talks a month until the end of 2020.
BMMHS is putting together its Events schedule for the first part of 2021.  We shall continue with monthly Zoom talks and look to resume live meetings as soon as we can and it is deemed safe to do so. However with the uncertainty over COVID and the restrictions, the meetings we have organised may revert to Zoom talks.  So please check on the website homepage for the latest information.

How do I join a BMMHS Zoom Talk?

The Zoom meeting joining link will be emailed to you on the morning of the talk.

In order to receive details of BMMHS Zoom talks we only need your email address. So if you are already receiving BMMHS emails then you do not need to take any action. We apologise for the additional e-mail traffic but for now it will be the easiest way to keep you informed.

To join the talk just click on the Zoom Joining Link in the email you receive on the day of the talk and wait for the talk to start.

If you are new to BMMHS, and wish to participate in our Zoom talks, then please register via this link, and you will be sent joining details on the day. Please note that as the joining instructions for the talk will be emailed out to participants on the morning of the talk can you please register for talks at least 24 hours in advance.

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BMMHS Virtual Talks Using Zoom - The BMMHS Team
BMMHS Zoom Talks for this Socially Distanced world

When do the BMMHS Zoom Talks take place?

The schedule is for two BMMHS Zoom talks every month.

Afternoons at 2:00pm on every first Tuesday.

Evenings at 7:30pm on every second Wednesday.

Afternoon !st Tuesday Month
Evening 2nd Weds Month

Funding of BMMHS Zoom Talks - Donations Requested

To host Zoom talks costs BMMHS both licence costs and speaker fees.  

The requested donation for BMMHS Zoom talks until December 2020 is as follows:

  • Single Talk             £5
  • Block of 5 talks   £20

Payable by bank transfer into BMMHS account.  We will work on a trust basis and with no detailed monitoring  (but our Treasurer will keep a watchful eye!).

These donations will help keep BMMHS running during these difficult times.

How do I make a Payment?

Please make your payment direct to the BMMHS bank account: 

  • Account Name:   British Modern Military History Society
  • Barclays Bank
  • Sort code 20 65 20 
  • Account number 13786250 
  • Use your initial and surname as the reference on your payment  i.e. JSmith
  1. Please try to make your payment before the start of the talks. 
  2. If you would like an acknowledgement of receipt of payment, please email us on
  3. A link to the Zoom meeting will be sent on the day of the talk.

Charity Donation

As per our original Pre COVID talks, we would like to continue to provide a contribution to a military related charity of our speaker’s choice. 

This would be included within the pricing mentioned above.

Are the BMMHS Zoom Talks being recorded?

Our current policy is to not record the BMMHS Zoom Talks. 

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Not familiar with Zoom ?

For those of you not familiar with Zoom it is a video based technology that will allow us to provide speaker presentations to you on your own PC, Laptop, iPad or mobile phone in your own home. 

Need help using Zoom ?

Please email us on and we will contact you and help guide through how it is used. Please include your phone number in your email.
If you need this help then please let us know at least 5 days in advance so that we have time to help you get set up and become familiar with Zoom. We will be happy to help.
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Please contact us if you need help using Zoom

Further Questions

If you have any other questions,  please contact us on

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Any questions or helpful advice please contact us

We look forward to welcoming you to our BMMHS Virtual Talks.


The BMMHS Team

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