A Journey to Stamford
19th – 21st September 2014
Saturday Lecture Day featuring:
- David Bostwick, an expert on Tudor furniture, specializing in the cultural history of the Mediaeval, Tudor and Stuart periods.
- The Landi Textile Conservation Company on ‘The Upkeep of the Mediaeval Bed’.
- Jon Culverhouse, curator of Burghley House on ‘The Travelling Earls’.
- Dorothy Dunnett talk by Julia Hart
- Quiz and much more
All held in the Cheke Room at Burghley House with provision for full refreshments for the day and easy parking.
In addition on Friday 19th there is an opportunity to take a Blue Badge guided walk around the ancient Mediaeval Wool town of Stamford and on Sunday 21st a personal guided tour of Burghley House and time to explore the wonderful grounds.
A weekend full of fascinating features.
Rye Medieval Conference 2014
Saturday 18th October, in association with the Dorothy Dunnett Society
The Hazards of Life and Causes of Death in Late Medieval England
Professor Carole Rawcliffe, University of East Anglia
‘Poky pigges and stynkynge makerels’: Food Standards and Urban Health in Late Medieval England
Dr Simon Roffey
An Archaeology of Disease: Leprosy and Leprosaria in Medieval England
Professor Tom James, University of Winchester
The Black Death: Fact or Fiction?
Professor Tony Waldron, University College London
The Heath (and Death) of Children in Medieval England
Dr Rebecca Oakes, University of Cambridge
Growing pains: adolescent life experiences and expectancy of medieval scholars
Professor Michael Hicks, University of Winchester
The Incidence of Accidents: Broken Bones and Death by Misadventure in the Proofs of Age
The conference will take place at Rye College on Saturday 18th October 2014. The cost will be £35 which will include a light lunch.
Mrs Jo Kirkham
Chairman of Rye Castle Museum
3 East Street
Phone 01797 226728
The application form is on the Rye Castle Museum website.
International Dorothy Dunnett Day 2014
Edinburgh Dunnett Weekend 2015
The Society’s Edinburgh Dorothy Dunnett weekend will take place at the Royal Over-Seas League on Princes Street from Friday 17th-Sunday 19th April 2015, including the AGM on Saturday 18th April