On Saturday 9th March 2019, 10:00am to 12:30pm, at Lenton Grove, University of Nottingham. Jesse Boot purchased the Highfields estate in 1919. Part 1 of the seminar will look at how the twin parks (University and Highfields) were constructed in the 1920s. Part 2 will be an exercise in reconstructing Boot’s original motives, and why his initial plans had to be abandoned.
John Beckett has been researching the role of Jesse Boot in Nottingham since he started work on the University of Nottingham history published in 2016.
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