Monday, 23 February 2015

Surrey History Centre

Surrey in the Age of Magna Carta

  • An exciting day of talks exploring the significance of Magna Carta and the history of Surrey in the thirteenth century
  • Saturday 9 May 2015 9.30am - 4.30pm
  • At Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 6ND
  • Tickets £15 includes tea and coffee
  • Please Book Online, in person at Surrey History Centre or in any Surrey Library, or phone 01483 518737
9.45 – 10.45am Professor Nigel Saul
Magna Carta and English history
  • Nigel Saul is Professor of Medieval History at Royal Holloway, University of London and a member of the Magna Carta 800 Committee. His many books include Richard II (1997) and Death, Art, and Memory in Medieval England: The Cobham Family and their Monuments 1300-1500 (2001).
10.45 - 11.45am Rob Poulton
A Landscape Transformed: Surrey in the Thirteenth Century
  • Rob Poulton is Senior Archaeological Adviser to Surrey County Archaeological Unit and has published widely on the archaeology of medieval Surrey including the sites of Chertsey Abbey and Guildford Castle. He is currently excavating the 12th century moated manor of Woking Palace.
12.00 - 1.00pm Dr David Stone
The Economy and Society of the Runnymede Region in the age of Magna Carta
  • David Stone was the first joint Oxbridge Research Fellow and has published widely on the medieval economy and society, his first book being Decision-Making in Medieval Agriculture (2005). He is currently editing the medieval Esher manorial accounts for publication by Surrey Record Society in 2016
1.45 - 2.45pm Dr Naomi Sykes, University of Nottingham
People and Other Animals in the Age of Magna Carta
  • Naomi Sykes is Associate Professor of Zooarchaeology, Nottingham University. Her publications include Beastly Questions:Animal Answers to Archaeological Issues (2014) and The Norman Conquest: A Zooarchaeological Perspective (2007).
3.00 - 4.00pm Professor David Carpenter, King’s College, University of London
Magna Carta in the reign of Henry III (1216-1272): did it make a difference?
  • David Carpenter is Professor of Medieval History, King’s College, University of London. He has written extensively on 13th century British history, his books including The Minority of Henry III (1990). His major new edition and commentary on Magna Carta has just been published by Penguin Classics.

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Lady Margaret Beaufort

Peter Smee will be talking about Lady Margaret Beaufort at the Holiday Inn, Woking on Monday March 2nd at 8pm. Free for members, guests £3.