Death, Disease and Damnation

Date: 
Saturday, May 2, 2015 -
10:00 to 17:00

Location

Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall
Woodfield Road
KT21 2BE Ashtead

The theme for the Local History Committee’s annual symposium next year will be 'Death, Disease and Damnation' exploring attitudes to death and its causes, belief, burial and commemoration. It will be attended by local historians from across Surrey and local history societies put on displays.The Gravett Award will be presented to the group presenting the best display.

If you would like to reserve display space (which is free) please contact Glenys Crocker,6 Burwood Close, Guildford GU1 2SB; 01483 565821; glen@glfd.freeserve.co.uk

LOCAL HISTORY COMMITTEE

ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM – ‘Death, Disease and Damnation’

The Local History Committee will be holding their Annual Symposium on Saturday 2nd May 2015 at The Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall, Ashtead, Surrey, KT21 2BE.

9.15

Registration

09.55

Chairman’s Opening Remarks

Dr Catherine Ferguson, Surrey Archaeological Society Local History Committee

10.00

Surrey Chantries: hastening through purgatory in the Later Middle Ages.

Peter Balmer, Surrey Archaeological Society

10.40

Death in Tudor and Stuart Surrey: microbes, malnutrition and misadventure

Sue Jones, Research Student, Continuing Education Department, University of Oxford.

11.10

Coffee

11.40

The Black Death in London: The impact of an epidemic

Dr. Barney Sloane,Historic England

12.20

Cholera and conflict in nineteenth-century England

Mike Brown, University of Roehampton

13.00

Lunch

14.00

 

14.05

Introduction to afternoon session

Dr Gerry Moss, Chairman Surrey Archaeological Society Local History Committee

Mausolea and Monuments in Surrey

Alex Bagnall, Mole Valley Borough Council

14.40

‘Looking downwards in sympathy and upwards in hope’:The Watts Memorial Chapel and Cemetery

Hilary Underwood, Curatorial Advisor, Watts Chapel

15.20

Tea

15.50

Presentation of the Gravett Award

Dr Gerry Moss, Surrey Archaeological Society

15. 55

Brookwood Cemetery

John Clarke, Historical Consultant, Brookwood Cemetery

16. 25

WWI from India : The Muslim Burial Ground in Horsell

Dr Zafar Iqbal, Woking  Borough Council

16.55

Chairman’s closing remarks

Dr Gerry Moss, Chairman Surrey Archaeological Society Local History Committee

17.00

Close

 

The cost will be £12.00 if registered in advance.
Please register in advance with Janet Balchin at janet.balchin@btinternet.com; Hullbrook Cottage, Cranleigh Road, Ewhurst GU6 7RN; 01483 277342
Tickets will not be sent out – please pay on the day. Applications will be acknowledged by email, postal applications will also be accepted, but only acknowledged if SAE included.
Tickets will also be available on the day for non-registered attendees at £14.00

The hall has a Pay and Display car park. Ashtead is also served by bus and rail.
Tea and coffee are included. Ashtead has a good selection of cafes and pubs, or bring a packed lunch.

 

 

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