Audiences for past Talks and Lectures

Talks

(to February 2017)

Witch, Wicca, Wisewoman - A History of Witchcraft

Elm WI, Roysia History Group, Elsworth WI, Hunstanton Civic Society, Elsworth Jubilee Club, Landbeach WI, Queen Edith WI, Fulbourn WI, Yaxley Well-Being Group, Fenstanton WI, Witchford WI, Cottenham WI, Swaffham Prior WI, Stanground Townswomen's Guild, Dry Drayton Friendship Club, Hardwick WI, Comberton WI, Littlebury Green WI, Saffron Walden WI, Cherry Hinton WI, Bar Hill Senior Citizens Club, Guilden Morden WI, Horningsea WI, Gransden Ladies Club, Gamlingay WI, Woodditton WI, Cambourne WI, Belton Historical Society (Norfolk), Newton WI Eltisley History Society, Fulbourn History Society

From Plough Witching to Christmas Waits - Cambs Calendar Customs

Peterborough WI, Emneth WI, Benwick Ladies Club, Houghton & Wyton History Group, Willingham WI, Newton WI, Market Deeping U3A, St Ives WI, Orton Goldhay U3A, Werrington St George's Day Lunch, Peterborough church luncheon club, Tydd St Giles WI, Peterborough Museum Society, Bassingbourne WI, Great Wilbraham WI, Chesterton WI, Coton WI, Soham Library Engage, St Johns Church Ladies Group (Peterborough), Fulbourn WI, Warboys History Society, March Museum Society, Beyond the Bi Project (Peterborough)

Moles Feet, Black Dogs & Grey Goose Feathers - Exploring Fenland Folklore

Whittlesea Society, Gedney Hill WI, Ousefest (Earith), Soham Museum History Group, Peterborough CSPA, Holme Tea Club, Histon Engage, St Marks Fellowship (Peterborough), Ely Society, Girton WI, Elsworth WI, Isleham WI, Waterbeach WI, Dry Drayton Friendship Club, Meldreth WI

Pixies, Elves and Peter Pan - A History of Fairy Belief

Thames Valley Dowsers, Castle Bytham, Golden Lion - Stonea

The Clarkson's of Wisbech plus Thomas Clarkson and the Abolition of the Slave Trade

Perry WI, Chatteris Museum, March U3A, Beyond the Bi Project (Peterborough), Sawston Village History Society, Cambridge Local History Society, Isleham Society, Buckden Local History Society, Peterborough Central Library, Whittlesea Society, Linconshire Historical Association, Holbeach Library, March Library

The Legends of the Lincolnshire Carrs

Nocton History Group, Kirton History Society, Haxey Heritage Society, Park Library (Scunthorpe)

Bogles, Boggarts and Will o' the Wykes: Exploring Lincolnshire Folklore

Ruskington Young at Heart Club, Fenscape Project, Spalding and Swineshead Village Hall

A World of Other Stuff; The Radical Infants School, Wisbech

March Family History Society, Wisbech Library

Chafer Legge, Ratty Porter & Granny Hall: Fenland Storytellers

Cambridge History Festival, Cambridge Association for Local History, Chatteris WI, Ousefest (Brandon Creek), Ely Monday Club, Wisbech KIT Club, Littleport Society, Welney WI, Wimblington WI, Doddington WI, Burwell Engage group, Providence Baptist Church Luncheon Club (March), Elm Friendship Group, March Town Hall Arts Centre, Ely Maltings, Ely Folk Moot,  Mildenhall Pagan Moot

The Manea Colony 1838-41 not just a commune, more a social experiment

OuseFest (Chatteris), March St Mary WI, Chatteris Museum Society, Ely History on Fridays

Halloween

Wisbech Probus Group

Cambridgeshire Folk Tales

March Provident Church Lunch Club, March Family History Society, Great Abington WI, Engage at Warboys Library, March Library, Huntingdon Library, Wisbech Library, Cambridge Central Library, Fenland on Friday (Ely)

Suffragettes, War and Haile Selassie

Warboys WI, Saffron Walden U3A, March WI, 

Christmas Customs & Folklore

St Neots History Society, Kings Lynn Oddfellows, Wisbech Probus, March & District Museum Society, Peterborough Family History Society, 

Lincolnshire Folk Tales

Woodhall Spa Museum

 

Lectures & Conference Papers

(2015)

The Witches of Warboys - Law and Crime in Legend and Tradition (a Folklore Society Conference (Huntingdon)

Cambridgeshire May Day Customs - Folklore Society Conference (University of Exeter)

Lincolnshire Folk Tales seminar - Lincolnshire Children's Book Group

(2013)

History of Fairy Belief - Keynote Speech - British Society of Dowser's Conference (Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester)

(2012)

Peterborough Mummer's Play - Mummers' Symposium, Bath

(2011)

Cambridgeshire Children's Customs - The Folklore Society Conference (University of Worcester)

(2010)

Exploring the Supernatural Beliefs of Lincolnshire - The Folklore Society Conference (Leeds Trinity University)

(2008)

Revisiting the Legends of the Carrs -  The Folklore Society Conference (Warburg Institute, University of London)

 

‘Old Tetty and her cowslips’ exploring the rural calendar customs and rituals of the Lincolnshire Carrs in the late 19th & early 20th Century - Ritual Year and Gender Conference (University of Cork, Eire)

(2007)

Thomas and John Clarkson: Suffolk Residents and forgotten heroes - The Athenaeum, Bury St Edmunds

Heroes and Abolition: How the need for a hero led to the rewriting of History - Society for Storytelling Annual Gathering (Pocklington School)