Annual Symposium


The programme for the Annual Symposium of the Society has been prepared and is listed here. A booking form pdf is attached.


10.00 Chair: Catherine Ferguson

10.10 Peopling the Heath: barrowscapes around the Rother valley at the apex of the Weald: Stuart Needham

                                                 10.55 COFFEE/TEA

SHERF 16: Research Revisited


The annual Research Framework conference will be followed by the Society AGM. The programme will be as follows and a booking form is attached as a pdf.

09.30   Registration

10.00    Opening remarks: Chair, Emma Corke

10.10      New insights into the prehistoric ceramics from Weston Wood, Albury: Michael Russell

10.45      Coffee

11.15      Surrey Greensand hillforts: Judie English

11.45    Understanding Lowther's excavation of Ashtead Roman Villa: David Bird

12.15    Discussion

12.30   Lunch

Pilgrims and Pilgrimage


This is the first time the important and multi faceted topic of Pilgrims and Pilgrimage has featured at a Medieval Studies Forum meeting. Two exciting external speakers will attend the meeting and be discussing pilgirmage from their perspectives: Martin Locker from UCL will be giving a presentation based on his research that set out to explore the link between the landscape and the pilgrim in Medieval Britain while John Jenkins from the University of York will discuss the experience of pilgrimage in relationship to English cathedrals that has arisen from the University's project.

Annual Local History Symposium - Change and Continuity in Surrey Churches and Chapels


The Local History Committee will be holding their Annual Symposium on Saturday 2nd April 2016 at The Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall, Ashtead, Surrey, KT21 2BE. The symposium will cover various aspects of church history and also look at useful sources for historians.


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