2011-2012 Buckinghamshire Historical Association Branch Programme

15 February 2012

From Peace to Freedom: Quaker Rhetoric and the Birth of American Antislavery, 1658 – 1761 (title TBC)

Dr Brycchan Carey, Kingston University, London

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Dr Brycchan Carey is a Reader in English Literature at Kingston University and is a specialist in the literature and culture of the eighteenth century. He works primarily on empire, slavery, and abolition. His latest book From Peace to Freedom: Quaker Rhetoric and the Birth of American Antislavery, 1658 – 1761 will be published by Yale University Press later this year.

More information on Brycchan can be found on his website and you can follow him on Twitter @Brycchan


21 March 2012

Roman Hambleden – life and death in a Roman villa

Dr Jill Eyers, Chiltern Archaeology

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Dr Jill Eyers is the director of Chiltern Archaeology, an archaeological consultancy and contract service based in High Wycombe.

Her talk will look at Roman Hambleden, showing the archaeological evidence for what life was like during the Roman period.


18 April 2012

Our Changing Bodies: 300 years of heights and weights

Professor Sir Roderick Floud

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Sir Roderick Floud FBA is Provost of Gresham College. He is an economic historian, with publications on topics as diverse as technological change, the use of IT in the study of history, the evolution of technical education and changes in human height, health and welfare. He holds honorary fellowships from Emmanuel College Cambridge, Wadham College Oxford, Birkbeck College London and the Historical Association, as well as honorary degrees from City University London and the University of Westminster. He was elected an Academician of the Social Sciences in 2000 and a Fellow of the British Academy in 2002.


16 May 2012

The Hearth Tax and the condition of England in the later Stuart period

Dr. Andrew Wareham, Roehampton University

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Dr Andrew Wareham is the Director of the Centre for Hearth Tax Research at Roehampton University. He studied medieval history at the University of Birmingham and digital humanities at King’s College London, and worked at the Institute of Historical Research on the VCH Cambridgeshire series.


20 June 2012, 7.30pm

Summer Evening Walk: Haddenham, led by David Green

Meet at St Mary’s Church, Haddenham, 7.30pm


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