On Saturday 13th October 2018, 10:00am to 12:30pm, at Lenton Grove, University of Nottingham. After giving an overview of some of the recent projects looking at colonial links to country houses and the physical legacies of this, Helen will present a case study on the 2nd Duke of Montagu’s ill-fated quest to conquer part of the Caribbean for George I. She will focus particularly on how indentured servants played a key part in this conquest and how she traced the involvement of people like John Beeston, ‘briches maker’ of Bingham, Nottinghamshire.
Dr Bates is a lecturer in Public History and Heritage at the University of Derby and she is also based at Newstead Abbey as Academic-in-Residence exploring the colonial links to the estate.
The Local History Seminars are organised by the University of Nottingham’s Department of History and are generally held on the second Saturday of the month at Lenton Grove. They are open to everyone with an interest in local and regional history. Booking is not necessary and the entry fee of £5 covers the cost of attending the seminar together with coffee and biscuits in the interval. The seminars start at 10.00 am and finish at approximately 12.30 pm.
Lenton Grove is most easily accessed via the West Gate (Beeston) on the main campus. There is roadside parking approximately 100m beyond Lenton Grove, just past the School of Humanities building.
For further inquiries, contact:
Prof. J.V. Beckett, Department of History, University Park, Nottingham. NG7 2RD