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Report on the BHS lecture of 14th March 2019

By Liz Woolley

Thursday 14 March 2019. “It will do him more good than going to school”: Child Labour in Nineteenth century Oxfordshire. Liz Woolley. The quotation which began the title of Liz Woolley’s lecture comes from a poor law guardian at Cottisford and reflects an attitude that was widespread in rural England in the nineteenth century – […]

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Discovering the Broughton Hoard and the Broughton Roman Villa

Report on the Lecture of 14th Feb 2019

Discovering the Broughton Hoard and the Broughton Roman Villa. Keith Westcott. We expected a good house for a talk by one of our members on these much-publicised pieces of local history, but in the event we were overwhelmed by a record attendance. Every seat was filled, we brought in extra chairs from the café and […]

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March Lecture

BHS Newsletter

Dear all,    On March 14th we have Liz Woolley coming to talk to us again.  She will be speaking  Child labour in nineteenth-century Oxfordshire:  ‘It will do him more good than going to school”   ‘Child labour’ evokes an image  of young children toiling in the grimy factories and mines of the Midlands and the North. […]

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BHS February Lecture

The Broughton Hoard

Dear all,  This is just another reminder that this week’s lecture is a really local one on February 14th. Keith Westcott is going to tell us all about Discovering the Broughton Hoard and the Broughton Roman Villa. Keith has himself been instrumental in these discoveries so we shall be hearing all about it at first […]

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The Rise and Rise of Alice Chaucer, Duchess of Sullolk

Report on BHS lecture of 10th Jan 2019

‘The rise and rise of Alice Chaucer, Duchess of Suffolk’   Dr Rowena Archer, a medieval historian who has studied Alice Chaucer (c 1405-1475) and her family for many years, gave the first lecture of 2019.  The Duchess was a formidable woman who rose to great wealth from a commoner background who was also an […]

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January 2019 BHS Newsletter

First meeting of the New Year

Dear all,  Happy New Year to all our members.  Somehow January is already fleeing past me and I should have sent out an enewsletter last week.  I am hoping that you all have Thursday January 10th in your diaries when we have Rowena Archer coming to talk to us about Alice Chaucer, who became Duchess […]

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