This meeting of the Medieval Studies Forum will look at a variety of aspects of village life in the medieval period. Professor Chris Woolgar will look at Food and the Medieval Peasantry while Dr Rupert Goulding, Regional Curator of the National Trust, will talk on the Manor House at Horton Court in Gloucestershire which was created from a Norman hall.
The afternoon session will cover a range of topics including lay literacy, 'ordinary' people in Anglo-Saxon Surrey and the manor of Great Bookham in the 17th century. The meeting will include opportunities for discussion and will finish with the AGM of the Medieval Studies Forum.
All are welcome to attend, however only registered members of the Forum are entitled to vote at the AGM. Membership of the Forum is open to all members of Surrey Archaeological Society with no additional subscription payable. The group is financed on a 'pay as you go' basis with payment made for attendance at meetings and visits. Registration forms are available from firstname.lastname@example.org.
The charge for the meeting is £10 - payable on the day. Those planning to attend are asked to register in advance with Brian Creese (the Meetings Secretary) at the e-mail address on the programme.