Members Day - Medieval Studies Forum

The next meeting of the Medieval Studies Forum will take place on Saturday 3rd December at the Surrey History Centre, Woking and will be a "Members Day" for presentations by members on current research and interests.
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.

Surrey Woodlands

The Local History committee's spring meeting will have the theme of Surrey Woodlands.  Rob Davies from Surrey Wildlife Trust will speak about ancient woodland and how tithe maps and other historical sources have been an invaluable resource for updating the Surrey ancient woodland inventory.  He will be followed by Chris Matcham , also from Surrey Wildlife Trust, who will give a talk about traditional woodcrafts.  After tea we will have a talk on Conservation and Management of Historic Woodland by Sean O'Kelly, a ranger from Ashtead Common.

Villages Study Group Meeting


Villages Study Group

“Mining Maps & Digging for Evidence”

Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking, GU21 6ND

Saturday 1st October 2011

10.00am Registration

10.30am Welcome & Introduction by David Taylor

10.35am ‘Mining Maps and Documents for Evidence’: Sally Jenkinson of Surrey History Centre and David Young of Surrey Archaeological Society will talk about the Surrey Tithe Records Project and how the output can be searched.

Medieval Studies Forum and Villages Study Group Joint Meeting - Test pitting and Villages Studies


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.

"Medieval Communication Routes"


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.


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