The Norwich Society

Events

Winter Lecture: The Lady Lord Mayors of Norwich

  • Thu 28 Feb 2019
  • Open to all
  • The Music Room, The Assembly House
  • 7:00 pm
  • £5.00 non-members / Free (members)

Phyllida Scrivens reveals the diverse and remarkable lives, both private and civic, of the seventeen women to have held the role of Lord Mayor of Norwich

Speaker: Phyllida Scrivens

Norwich writer and biographer Phyllida Scrivens reveals the diverse and remarkable lives, both private and civic, of the seventeen women to have held the role of Lord Mayor of Norwich since Ethel Colman in 1923. Drawing on in-depth research and interviews with the nine surviving ladies, The Lady Lord Mayors of Norwich 1923-2017 (Pen and Sword Books, 2018) gives a unique insight into a world full of tradition and ceremony.

Phyllida recently won the Biography and Memoir Prize at the East Anglian Book Awards, and was joined by no fewer than 7 of the ‘characters’ in the book, all former Lord Mayors, at the Awards Lunch on 25th November 2018 at Carrow Road Stadium.

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March Historians

  • Wed 20 Mar 2019
  • Open to all
  • VERNON CASTLE ROOM, THE HERITAGE CENTRE, LIBRARY, FORUM
  • 10:30 am
  • Free (non-members) / Free (members)

William Kemp, Shakespeare and Norwich

Speaker: Jonathan Hooton

Jonathan Hooton studied Historical Geography at Cambridge under Professor Darby. He is a Norwich City Tour Guide, a former Norwich Society Chairman and has danced with various Morris sides since 1973. It was helping to organise the re-enactment of Will Kemp's dance to Norwich by the Morris Clubs of London in 1977 that started his interest in Kemp. In this illustrated talk, he will explore Kemp's relationship with Shakespeare; what made him attempt this feat; analyse what he actually danced and place it within the context of the time and focus on what Kemp did in Norwich and the legacy he left.

All Historians Group sessions start at 10:15am for tea, & coffee (£1 in the honesty box) and the talk will start at 10:30am. There will be an opportunity for further refreshments and a chat afterwards.

The event is free but please book to ensure a space as capacity is limited.

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Winter Lecture: Healing Bodies and Curing Souls – the Great Hospital in the Middle Ages

  • Tue 26 Mar 2019
  • Open to all
  • The Music Room, The Assembly House
  • 7:00 pm
  • £5.00 non-members / Free (members)

Learn what life at the Great Hospital would have been like and how it might have differed from the experience of institutional care today.

Speaker: Carole Rawcliffe

The Great Hospital, known during the Middle Ages as the hospital of St Giles, is a place of real historical importance. It’s archives are now so valuable that in 2012 they were accorded UNESCO Memory of the World status. Learn what life at the Great Hospital would have been like and how it might have differed from the experience of institutional care today. Carole Rawcliffe is Professor of Medieval History at UEA.

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