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Spotlight on the Centre 2018, Friends of the Centre for English Local History


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A conference organised by the Friends of the Centre for English Local History at the School of Museum Studies, 19 University Road, Leicester on  Saturday 24th February 2018

  • 09.30-10.00 Registration
  • 10.00-10.10 Introduction Director of the Centre, Richard Jones

Chair of morning session: Chris Dyer

  • 10.10-10.50 Richard Jones, Living with water: past, present and future.
  • 10.50-11.30 Michael Gilbert, Guarding against the storm: the manorial court and the commission of sewers
  • 11.30-11.50 Morning coffee
  • 11.50-12.30 Alister Sutherland, Non-armigerous seals in north-east Lincolnshire.
  • 12.30-13.10 Liz Round, ‘The said town for many years has been called Sodom’: The position of Thomas Fox, Vicar of Bromyard.
  • 13.10-14.10 Lunch: 5 Salisbury Road

Chair of afternoon session: Andrew Hopper

  • 14.10-14.50 Ismini Pells, Children, violence and trauma in the English Civil Wars.
  • 14.50-15.30 Phil Batman, Some Victorian migrations: kinship families on the move.
  • 15.30-15.50 Afternoon tea
  • 15.50-16.30 Nicola Blacklaws, Detention over Sundays: Vagrancy Policy in Central Wales, c. 1900-1930.
  • 16.30-16.45 Conclusion, Chairman of the Friends, Noel Tornbohm


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Leicester School of Museum Studies
19 University Road
Leicester, LE1 7RF
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