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Jan
12
Wed
Society Zoom Talk – Naming Elton’s Medieval Fields: A Scientific Perspective (ZOOM) @ Zoom Meeting Room
Jan 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

NAMING ELTON’S MEDIEVAL FIELDS: A SCIENTIFIC PERSPECTIVE, DR SUSAN KILBY

Dr Kilby’s paper on the medieval peasants of Wellingborough was a Midland History prize essay in 2009, but since then she has become particularly interested in the value of locality names. She is now honorary visiting fellow of the Institute of Name Studies at the University of Nottingham, an institution that bridges academic divides of Language and History. Her recent book. ‘Peasant Perspectives in the Medieval Landscape’ has been applauded for its interdisciplinary approach. For Huntingdonshire, we still depend on a place name dictionary compiled almost 100 years’ ago, something that surely needs putting right.

The talk will be given  over Zoom and details of how to access the talk will be emailed to members before the meeting.

Non members are welcome to join  the talk, for access details please email your name and email information to info@huntslhs.org.uk

 

Feb
9
Wed
Society Zoom Talk- The Life and Times of Dr Reginald Grove, a Victorian Country Doctor, Peter Flower @ Zoom Meeting Room
Feb 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Life and Times of Reginald Grove, Victorian County Doctor: Peter Flowers

25 Year old Reginald Grove took over his father’s practice in St Ives in the 1890s. Drawing on Reginald’s diaries and letters, Peter Flower, his grandson, will describe, with lots of anecdotes, what it was like to be a country doctor, Medical Officer of Health and Medical Officer for the Workhouse in the horse-and-trap years before the First World War. Reginald continued in practice until his death in 1948, just as the NHS was being launched.

Information on how to access the Zoom Meeting Room will be emailed to all members prior to the meeting.

The talk is open to all visitors, please email info@huntslhs.org.uk for access information