Richard Neville has agreed to speak on the Norfolk Churches Graffiti Project and how this might be extended to Surrey; Mary Alexander will speak about medieval Christmas festivities at the Royal Palace of Guildford. Rob Briggs. Brian Creese and Peter Balmer will also be sharing some of their current research.
Dr Carenza Lewis, well known from television in programmes such as Time Team and more recently Michael Woods’ series on Kidworth, has agreed to give the keynote presentation at a joint meeting of the Medieval Studies Forum and the Villages Study Group on Saturday 12th March 2011.
A day conference on topics related to the development of medieval communication routes within the County of Surrey, focusing on roads, bridges, causeways etc.
The day will start with a general introduction by Prof John Blair, illustrated by his ongoing research along the valley of the Upper Thames. This will be followed by shorter presentations on specific examples within Surrey. The afternoon will conclude with an informal open session where indivdual research can be presented and discussed.
Following last year’s very successful meeting on Surrey’s Medieval Towns, the next meeting of the Forum will focus again on the factors that influenced the development of medieval towns in the County featuring Croydon, Kingston, Lingfield and Haslemere.
10.00 Exhibits and stalls ready for viewing. Coffee is served
10.25 Morning Session. Chair: Janet Balchin (Chairman, Surrey Local History Committee)
A series of 5 lectures to be held at the Letherhead Institute Leatherhead on Monday evenings 20 April - 1 June 2009 (excl. bank holidays).
Did you know that there were more than 20 royal residences in the counties of Surrey and Middlesex? This lecture series will cover five of the most important and interesting sites: