Online talks 2021

Wednesday 20 January 2021 at 10.00: Professor Phillipp Schofield of Aberystwyth University will lead a discussion on medieval peasantry and husbandry in Suffolk.

Wednesday 27 January 2021 at 10.00: Professor Carole Rawcliffe of the University of East Anglia will lead a discussion on The upwardly mobile gentry of fifteenth-century East Anglia: Nicholas Parker of Dunwich and Honing.


Online talks 2020


Dec 02: Keith Briggs & Nick Amor: Ships in medieval Ipswich.

Nov 18: Clive Chambers: Orford Ness and its use in the development of military aviation during both World Wars and the Cold War. Clive is the archivist and oral history recorder as well as a tour guide for the National Trust on Orford Ness.

Nov 04: Dr John Belcher:The foldcourse and East Anglian agriculture and landscape, 1100-1900, to be published by Boydell & Brewer.  For more details about the book see

Oct 21: Lynda Bradley and John Rainer: SIAH Field Group

Oct 07: Bob Carr - Substantially Norman – Stanningfield church

Sep 23 Dr James Davis - Re-evaluating Suffolk's medieval markets

Sep 08: Dr Rosemary Hoppitt - Deer parks of Suffolk 1086-1602 (book launch)

Aug 29: Prof Maryanne Kowaleski - Foreigners in medieval Suffolk: an introduction to the England's immigrants project (Slides available at )

Aug 12: Dr Heather Falvey - Glimpses of late medieval religion In Suffolk and elsewhere: evidence from the cult of King Henry VI

Jul 29: Keith Wade - Anglo-Saxon Ipswich

Jul 15: Dr Philip Slavin - Suffolk during the Great Famine of 1315-17

Jul 01: Dr Harvey Osborne - Workhouse disorder 1835-55 in Suffolk

Jun 17: Jude Plouviez - Roman hoards

Jun 03: Dr Keith Briggs - Ipswich thirteenth-century surnames (Slides available at )

May 20: Jo Caruth - Suffolk in the fifth century

May 06: Edward Martin - John Stevens Henslow - rector of Hitcham, botanist, geologist, and friend and mentor to Charles Darwin

Apr 22: Dr Jo Sear - The origins of the consumer revolution in England

Apr 08: Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch - Suffolk and the Tudors