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Bucks Local History Network 2013 Schedule and Booking Form

posted 1 Aug 2013, 09:00 by Adrian Randall   [ updated 1 Aug 2013, 09:01 ]

2013 Annual Conference & Fair
Saturday 28 September 2013

• Dr Challoner's Girls High School, Little Chalfont
• Lectures by local and national experts
• Displays by local societies


Six half-hour lectures.
Doors open 9am, first lecture 10am.

  • Roman villas and their landscape in Buckinghamshire / Professor Keith Brannigan
  • Lord or Peasant? The origin of the nucleated village and the open fields, with special reference to North Bucks / Dr Richard Jones
    • Senior Lecturer in Landscape History at the University of Leicester;
      researcher on the Whittlewood project
  • Theatres of Power: Buckinghamshire forests and chases / Dr Graham Jones
    • Senior Visiting Research Associate of the University of Oxford and Honorary Visiting Fellow of the University of Leicester; joint author of two books on ‘Forests and chases of England and Wales’ 1000-1850
  • Conspicuous display: the 18th-century Great House, with special reference to Hartwell / Richard Wheeler of the National Trust
    • NT national specialist on garden history; those who heard his talk to BLHN on West Wycombe will remember it as a tour de force.
  • Rothschild money moving a mountain: the creation and role of the Waddesdon gardens / Catherine Taylor
    • Archivist of the new Waddesdon Archive at Windmill Hill, where the creation of the gardens is well-documented.
  • Conserving the Chilterns c1920-1950 / Dr Roland Quinault
    • Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Historical Research; former Honorary Secretary of the Royal Historical Society; specialist in political history; publications include ‘London and the Land Question 1880-1914’.

Attendance is by pre-booked tickets:
£10 per person without lunch, £16 with lunch, full-time students under 25 free (without lunch). Book your place by downloading, printing and returning the Booking Form.

Any enquiries, please contact the society