Academic year: 2019-2020

All seminars are open to the public. All are welcome. They are held in the first floor seminar room at Marc Fitch House, 5 Salisbury Rd, LE1 7QR, starting at 2.15pm on Thursdays. Tea and biscuits are served in the common room afterwards.


William Lord Cavendish and his ward, his step-son, Francis Wortley [and his siblings], 1604-12

10 October 2019
Professor Peter Edwards


Sequestration in Leicestershire during the English Civil War

24 October 2019
Dr Charlotte Young 


Communities in contrast: Doncaster and its rural hinterland, c. 1830-c. 1870

7 November 2019
Dr Sarah Holland 


‘Britain needed aeroplanes’: First World War flax growing at Podington, Bedfordshire

21 November 2019
Dr Paul Stamper 


Ancient people and modern places: landscape history and a sense of identity

5 December 2019
Professor Francis Pryor 


Landscape perspectives on the Leicestershire gentry, c.1460-1560

23 January 2020
Dr Katie Bridger 


Historical pageants in Britain, 1905-2019: locality, community and the performance of the past

6 February 2020
Professor Paul Readman 


Where next for the Victoria County History?

20 February 2020
Dr Adam Chapman 


From Slave Trade to scramble for Africa: the making of Black population in Britain

5 March 2020
Dr Chris Zembe 


The pre-industrial Lowestoft Fish Office: another red herring?

19 March 2020
Matt Bristow