Meetings

The Society hosts three meetings each year, in January and October at the Sydney Jones Library, University of Liverpool, and in April in the Claus Moser Research Centre, Keele University. At each meeting there are two invited academic speakers speaking on a variety of topics (as can be seen by the details of past meetings below).

To attend meetings, members are charged £10, and non-members £12 (for full details of charges see the membership page). The charges help defer the costs incurred by the speakers.

Covid-19: Although we fully intend to resume our programme of speakers, given the current situation, we have suspended all meetings until it is safe and practical to hold them. Please keep an eye on this page for further updates, but it seems likely that the earliest meeting won’t be before April 2021.

 

FORTHCOMING MEETINGS:

Dr Vanessa Greatorex

‘A Royal Road? Is there a best way to understand medieval Latin documents?’

‘Assault, Debt and Defamation: Chester’s Medieval Court Records’.

Professor Deborah Youngs (University of Swansea)

‘Cheshire and the Star Chamber’.

Dr Simon J. Harris

‘Reading Military Records: The War of Saint Sardos, 1324-5’.

Rhiannon Sandy (University of Swansea)

‘Apprenticeship Indentures’.

 

RECENT MEETINGS OF THE SOCIETY:

The Sydney Jones Library, University of Liverpool

Saturday 1 February 2020

Dr John Hunt (University of Birmingham)

‘Lordship and Community: Religious Patronage in Berkswell Church, Warwickshire’.

Dr Sophie Therese Ambler (University of Lancaster)

‘Simon de Montfort and England’s First Revolution, 1258-65’

 

The Sydney Jones Library, University of Liverpool

Saturday 26 October 2019

Dr Lucy Hennings (University of Oxford)

‘The King’s Clerks: Transforming Ideas of Kingship in the Reign of Henry III’.

 

The Sydney Jones Library, University of Liverpool

Saturday 6 April 2019

Nigel Coulton

‘As the Bishop said to the Nun. Relations between Roger Northburgh, Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield in the Fourteenth Century, and the Nunneries in his Diocese as revealed by the correspondence in his Register’.

Dr Lisa Liddy

‘Creating Emotion in York Wills, 1400-1600: new methodologies for testamentary material’.

 

The Sydney Jones Library, University of Liverpool

Saturday 26 January 2019

Dr Paul Booth (Hon. Senior Research Fellow in History, Keele University)

‘Success or Failure? Criminal Justice in Later Fourteenth-Century Cheshire’.

Dr Simon J. Harris (Hon. Research Fellow, University of Keele)

‘The Cheshire Gentry and Islam in the Late C16th: New Discoveries at Adlington Hall’

 

The John Rylands Library, University of Manchester

Saturday 20 October 2018

Dr Jonathan Mackman

‘The ‘unfortunate’ fraudster: Thomas de Boulton and the Yorkshire lay subsidy of 1332′.

 

The Claus Moser Research Centre, Keele University

Saturday 14 April 2018

Dr Samantha Harper (University of Winchester)

‘Kingship, Court and Society: The Chamber Books of Henry VII and Henry VIII’.

Dr Helen Killick (University of Reading)

‘The Writing of Petitions in Late Medieval England’

 

The Sydney Jones Library, University of Liverpool

Saturday 27 January 2018

Ashleigh Hawkins (Archivist, Dean & Chapter of Canterbury)

‘The Cheshire Tellers’ Bills and the Tellers of the Exchequer who created them’.

Dr Catherine Casson (University of Manchester)

‘Location, Location, Location: Property Speculation in Medieval English Towns, c. 1250-c. 1400′.

Dr Helen Killick (University of Reading)

‘The Writing of Petitions in Late Medieval England’.

 

The John Rylands Library, University of Manchester

Saturday 21 October 2017

Dr Paul Dryburgh (The National Archives, Kew)

‘The Bruce Invasion of Ireland 1315-18: the view from England’.

 

The Claus Moser Research Centre, Keele University

Saturday 22 April 2017

Dr Nigel Tringham (Keele University)

‘St Edith of Polesworth and Tamworth: the medieval cult’.

Dr Charles Insley (University of Manchester)

‘The Mercians, Merfynion and the Anglo-Welsh frontier, 820-920′.

 

The Sydney Jones Library, University of Liverpool

Saturday 21 January 2017

Dr Danna Messer

‘Deconstructing ‘Queenship’ in the Native Sources of Medieval Wales’

Dr Simon J. Harris (Hon. Research Fellow, University of Keele)

‘Renewed work on the Medieval Records of the Channel Islands’

 

The John Rylands Library, University of Manchester

Saturday 15 October 2016

Dr James Freeman (University of Cambridge)

‘Ranulf Higden’s Polychronicon

 

The Claus Moser Research Centre, Keele University

Saturday 9 April 2016

Dr Anthony Mansfield (Keele University)

‘Lordship Records in the Norman Period’

Professor Graeme White (University of Chester)

‘The Cheshire Magna Carta’.

 

The Sydney Jones Library, The University of Liverpool

Saturday 23 January 2016

Dr Paul Booth (Hon. Senior Research Fellow in History, Keele University)

‘The Cheshire Plea Rolls’

 

The John Rylands Library, University of Manchester

Saturday 24 October 2015

Dr Bronach Kane (University of Cardiff)

‘Reading Church Records for Social and Cultural History’.

 

Keele University, Saturday 18 April 2015

Dr Jonathan Mackman & Dr Jessica Lutkin (University of York)

‘England’s Immigrants’.

Professor Ann Curry (University of Southampton)

‘Agincourt 1415-2015’.