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Gloucestershire

The Gloucester History Festival

2nd – 17th September 2017

This year’s Gloucester History Festival (2nd – 17th September) has an intriguing and wide-ranging programme celebrating the theme of ‘revolution and innovation’ with over 100 events across the City.

In our Blackfriars Talks series, we welcome Dan Snow and his History Hit show and hear Tony Robinson talking about his historical passions. Ken Clarke talks about his life inside and outside Westminster politics and The One Show’s Anita Rani explores the moving story of her own family’s past during the 1947 Partition of India shown on BBC1’s Who Do You Think You Are?

Ian Mortimer takes us back to Charles II and the Restoration with his new Time Traveller’s Guide to Restoration Britain, Roy Hattersley delves into the history of the Catholics since the time of Henry VIII, Shrabani Basu talks about the new film based on her book Victoria & Abdul starring Judi Dench as Queen Victoria, Radio 4’s Paddy O’Connell tells the story of the Bletchley Park codebreakers and we go behind the scenes of The Archers.

Explore Gloucester’s rich heritage over our Heritage Open Days (7th – 10th September) where many of the City’s finest buildings will open their doors for free alongside walks, talks, tours and concerts.

Special Offer! 25% discount for Local History Forum members – please see the August mailing

Oxfordshire

FROM THE COTSWOLDS TO THE CHILTERNS:

THE HISTORIC LANDSCAPES OF OXFORDSHIRE

A joint conference hosted by the Society for Landscape Studies and Oxfordshire Architectural and Historical Society, to be held on:

Saturday 21st October 2017 at St. Annes College, Oxford from 0930 to 1700.

 Programme:

0930 Registration

1000 Introductions

1010 Helena Hamerow (Oxford University):

‘Anglo-Saxon Oxfordshire: Dorchester-on-Thames and the origins of Wessex’

1045 Coffee

1115 Stephen Mileson (Oxford University/VCH Oxfordshire):

‘The South Oxfordshire Project: perceptions of landscape, settlement and society, c.500-1650’

1150 Simon Townley and Simon Draper (VCH Oxfordshire):

‘The Victoria County History in and around Wychwood Forest’

1250 Questions

1300 Buffet Lunch and Society for Landscape Studies AGM

1400 David Clark (Oxfordshire Buildings Record):

‘Period, People and Place: houses in the Oxfordshire Landscape’

1430 Heather Horner (Oxfordshire Buildings Record):

‘Clues to Landscape Use: evidence from Oxfordshire farm buildings’

1500 Questions

1510 Tea

1545 Stephen Wass (Oxford University/Polyolbion Archaeology):

‘The Enstone Marvels and other Oxfordshire Wonders of the Seventeenth Century’

1615 Trevor Rowley (Oxford University):

‘Twentieth-Century Oxfordshire Landscapes’

1645 Questions and Round-up

1700 Close

 Course Fee.

Basic Fee: £35. For full time students and members of

Society for Landscape Studies, Oxfordshire Architectural and History Society or Oxfordshire Local History Association the fee is £30.

The fee includes a buffet lunch and light refreshments in the morning and afternoon breaks.

FROM THE COTSWOLDS TO THE CHILTERNS – Booking Form

Please email Brian Rich: brianrich457@btinternet.com for a copy of the programme and a booking form.