Monthly Archives: October 2013

Graduation 2013

More historians than ever before received their degrees in the splendid setting of Winchester Cathedral from the Chancellor Dame Mary Fagan. There were 94 students in the graduating cohort: 7% got Firsts, 53% got a 2:1, 29.7% got a 2:2, … Continue reading

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New book from Dr Louise Curth: A plaine and easie waie to remedie a horse: Equine medicine in early modern England

Louise’s newest book on early modern veterinary care was published earlier in the month. Following on from a more general view of the health and illness of domesticated animals, this focuses on horses who horses have and continue to play an extremely important … Continue reading

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Crime and Punishment in 18th- and 19th-Century Wessex: Saturday 21 September 2013

On Saturday 21st September we held the Wessex Centre Autumn day conference which saw the focus shift towards varying aspects of crime, policing and the criminal justice system in the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century. We were fortunate enough to secure Professor … Continue reading

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Tonyfest: a tribute to Professor Tony Pollard, Middlesborough: 28th September, 2013

Michael Hicks spoke on ‘The Lancastrian Succession and the Egotism of Kings’ at the conference in tribute to Professor Tony Pollard at Teesside University Middlesbrough on Saturday 28th September 2013.  A member of the highly distinguished Bristol Connection of late … Continue reading

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Michael Hicks speaks about the Beaufort family

Michael Hicks contributed this year’s St Cuthberga Annual Lecture on Wednesday 18th September to an audience of over a hundred Friends of Wimborne Minster. The subject was the Beauforts, a subject close to local hearts, since John Beaufort 1st Duke … Continue reading

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Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Back on 2nd July, I took some time out and rode the train up to Oxford to visit the Ashmolean Museum. That’s the one with the dodo.   It’s been a while since I’ve been there, partly due to living … Continue reading

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