The Norwich Society

Events The Historians Group Meetings

October Historians: George Borrow by Clive Wilkins Jones

  • Wed 24 Oct 2018
  • Open to all
  • Vernon Castle Room, The Heritage Centre, Library, Forum
  • 10:30 am
  • Free (non-members) / Free (members)

We look forward to welcoming every member and prospective member with an interest in the history of Norwich to this talk, discussion and meeting.

Speaker: Clive Wilkins Jones

Dereham-born George Borrow (1803-1881), novelist and translator, was also a pioneer in the study of romany gypsies, particularly their language. However, some argue that Borrow's attitude to romany gypsies was racist. They argue that there was a straight line from Borrow and his successors, the so-called gypsylorists, to the policies of the racial hygienists of Hitlerite Germany, for whom romany gypsies were 'criminally-inclined primitives'.

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.


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November Historians: The Norwich Dialect by Peter Trudgill

  • Wed 21 Nov 2018
  • Open to all
  • VERNON CASTLE ROOM, THE HERITAGE CENTRE, LIBRARY, FORUM
  • 10:30 am
  • Free (non-members) / Free (members)

We look forward to welcoming every member and prospective member with an interest in the history of Norwich to this talk, discussion and meeting.

Peter Trudgill will give a talk on The Norwich Dialect.

Peter Trudgill was born and grew up in Norwich and was educated at the City of Norwich School, and the Universities of Cambridge and Edinburgh. He is a theoretical dialectologist who has held Professorships at the Universities of Reading, Essex, and Lausanne. He is currently Emeritus Professor of English Linguistics at Fribourg University, Switzerland; and Honorary Professor of Sociolinguistics at the University of East Anglia, Norwich. He has honorary doctorates from UEA; the University of Uppsala, Sweden; and La Trobe University,Melbourne. He is the author of The social differentiation of English in Norwich; The Norfolk dialect; and Dialect matters: respecting vernacular language.

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.


Book tickets

January Historians

  • Wed 16 Jan 2019
  • Open to all
  • VERNON CASTLE ROOM, THE HERITAGE CENTRE, LIBRARY, FORUM
  • 10:30 am
  • Free (non-members) / Free (members)

We look forward to welcoming every member and prospective member with an interest in the history of Norwich to this talk, discussion and meeting.

Subject and speaker to be announced

All Historian 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.


Book tickets

February Historians

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

We look forward to welcoming every member and prospective member with an interest in the history of Norwich to this talk, discussion and meeting.

Subject and speaker to be announced

All Historian 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.


Book tickets

March Historians

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

We look forward to welcoming every member and prospective member with an interest in the history of Norwich to this talk, discussion and meeting.

Subject and speaker to be announced

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.


Book tickets