Open University History Society Lecture Day

The day will consist of four talks – details below – by four eminent historians well versed in their respective fields of study. A light two course lunch will be provided and there may be time for you to take a tour of the Mill or even a quick look at Bordesley Abbey which is next door.


22nd April 2017


The Forge Mill Needle Museum
B98 8HY


Local Law and Order and Popular Protest before 1850: Manor Courts, Parish Governance, Riots and Strikes Dr. Richard Churchley

Doing History – Some Problems with the Past Dr. Alan Carroll

The Man Before Beeching Dr. Jeff Porter

The Staffordshire Hoard - the best explanations for why it was buried using the known historical record. Dr. Richard Sharp

Come along

We will have 50 places available so it will be on a ‘first come first serve’ basis. The cost will be £10.00 for members and £20.00 for non-members. The price includes lunch – so if you have any dietary problems please let us know. Payment is required at time of booking and is non-refundable unless we are able to offer your place to another member. Cut-off date for booking will be 31st January 2017, but book early to guarantee a place.

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