Scholarship for Huguenot Research

This annual scholarship of up to £2,500 is awarded by the Trustees of the French Huguenot Church of London Charitable Trust, on the advice of the Institute of Historical Research.

The award will be made to a student working for a higher degree on a Huguenot subject, i.e. the study of any activity of the French, the Dutch, the Flemish or the Walloon Protestants from the 16th century to the present, in any geographical area. 'Activity' will be interpreted in the widest sense.

Application forms on

The deadline date for receipt of applications is 1 October. Past subjects include:

2002 The World of the Mechanician-Engineer, 1540 -1640

2003 A Comparison of the Lives of Marie de la Tour, duchesse de la Tremoille, and her sister-in-law Charlotte de Tremoille

2004 Social and Cultural Connections between the English and Dutch in England, c. 1660 - 1720

2005 The English Reaction to the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre

2006 The Development of Musical Education in Reformed Europe: 1540 - 1600

2007 John Locke et les Huguenots du Refuge.

2008 Assimilation and absorption: the Huguenot communities in Ireland, 1714 - 1836

2009 Strangers in the Martyrlogies of Jean Crespin

The Association of Denominational Historical Societies and Cognate Libraries, of which the Huguenot Society is a member, meets each autumn to hear a lecture and hold its AGM. It also organises occasional conferences and publications.

Comité Protestant des Amitiés Franí§aise í  l'í‰tranger
Founded in 1915, the CPAFE works to promote the knowledge of Protestantism in protestant circles and to create and maintain networks between Huguenot societies in the countries of the Refuge worldwide. Its membership is international and the association organises a tri-annual reunion of Huguenot descendants in different regions of France historically linked with Protestantism. Its articles, which are broadcast on French radio (France Culture) are published in La lettre, which appears twice a year.

The French Hospital
The French Hospital founded by Royal Charter in 1718 to provide succour to poor French Huguenot Protestant Refugees, today offers sheltered accommodation to those of proven French Protestant descent. The Hospital also manages an Outgift fund which may assist applicants resident elsewhere.

The Museum of Immigration and Diversity
The Museum of Immigration and Diversity at 19 Princelet Street is an early 18th Century weavers house which is being developed as a centre for learning about the immigrant communities - Huguenot, Irish, Jewish, Bengali and others who exemplify the national experience.

The Virtual Museum of French Protestantism has collections spanning the 16th to the 20th century, and hosts both permanent displays and temporary exhibitions. Much of its 16th and 17th century material is available in English, as well as in French and German.

News and Events

Bursary for Huguenot Research
The Huguenot Society is launching a new annual bursary to support and encourage research into Huguenot individuals and communities. The deadline for 2022 is 7 May. Further details are available here and the application form here.

2021-22 Lecture Series
The series will continue with the paper 'La Société de Poitou et du Loudunois, 1714-1812: A regional Huguenot fund in the Refuge', delivered by the Society's President Barbara Julien at the Medical Society of London, Chandos Street, W1G 9EB, on Tuesday, 10 May 2022 at 6.oo pm. The presentation will also be made available via Zoom. This meeting will also include the Society's Annual General Meeting. For more information, and to register, please complete the downloadable registration form. For the complete schedule of papers please consult the 2021-22 programme.

A NEW Quarto Series Publication
Volume 63 in the Huguenot Society Quarto Series, A Directory of Huguenot Refugees on the Channel Islands, 1548-1825, edited by Robert Nash, is now available. See here for information on how to order a copy.

The Huguenot Library
The Library is now open. For full details, please click here.