News and events

April 2016

County
SOMERSET DAY 2016
Somerset Archive Treasures from Devon
Somerset
Spring History Walk
A gentle walk round the former Sanford estate
Somerset
Locality and Region Seminar - 26 April 2016
‘Democratic’ institutions and their enemies in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century rural England - Prof Richard Hoyle
North Devon Symposium
Friends of Devon's Archives
Somerset
VCH Shropshire are currently recruiting
VCH Shropshire roles
Shropshire
Hidden Away: the archives
The Archives of Slum Clearance
Somerset

March 2016

County
Biography of a Building: the Foundation and Life of Westminster Cathedral - 24 May
Talk hosted by the Westminster History Club
Middlesex & London
SOMERSET IN SICKNESS AND HEALTH
A day symposium on the early history of healthcare in Somerset
Somerset
Women in the VCH
Extract from our Diamond Jubilee book
Growing Local History - BALH conference 8-10 April
A national conference in association with University Campus Suffolk

February 2016

County
Locality and Region Seminar - 8 March 2016
A disappearing landscape: the heathlands of the Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire borders 1750-1914 - Alan Crosby
Funding success for VCH Shropshire
The project has roles for many more supporters as volunteers, researchers and fundraisers.
Shropshire
VCH Oxfordshire display: Oxford Central Library until 27 Feb
VCH Oxfordshire display: Oxford Central Library until 27 Feb
Oxfordshire
Locality and Region Seminar - 23 February 2016
Contrasting communities: open and closed parishes revisited - Kate Tiller
Westminster Underworld: From Guy Fawkes to Paul Raymond - 8 March
Hosted by the Westminster History Club
Middlesex & London
Visit to Brampton Bryan Hall and Gardens
VCH patron Edward Harley and his wife Victoria welcomed VCH supporters to their home.
Herefordshire
Colwall and District History Fair 18 June 2016
A look at the history of Colwall and district
Herefordshire
Shipton-under-Wychwood now available online!
The latest Oxfordshire online draft covers Shipton-under-Wychwood, one of the places to appear in our forthcoming volume on the Wychwood Forest area (VCH Oxfordshire XIX)
Oxfordshire

January 2016

County
Locality and Region Seminar - 9 February 2016
‘Such obscene language and practices, as no woman ought to witness’: vice and moral reform in eighteenth-century St Clement Danes - Francis Boorman
Locality and Region Seminar - 26 January 2016
‘Stranger than fiction’? Alien accommodation and ‘Dutch’ architectural influence in sixteenth-and seventeenth-century Sandwich - Alison Charles