Plymouth Local Studies Day 2016
Credit: Plymouth Museum website
  • Robbins Conference Centre, Plymouth University

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Local Studies Day celebrates the history of Plymouth and surrounding area. 

Together with a full day programme of presentations there are exhibitions on local history and book stalls. Features include the Vikings, the Cattewater Wreck, revolt and taxation 1550-1640, war graves and film of Plymouth Blitz.

The programme for this year will include:

  • New Research on Viking Activities in the South-West by Derek Gore, Honorary Fellow at the University of Exeter
  • The Tudor Cattewater Wreck: Recent Investigations into Finds and Dating by Martin Read, Lecturer in Maritime Archaeology at Plymouth University
  • Unpacking 'The Spice Box': How Performance Can Help us Understand History by Playwright Jon Nash and actors from the Barbican Theatre
  • Popular Revolt and Taxation in Plymouth and Devon, 1550 to 1640 by Todd Gray, Research Fellow at the University of Exeter
  • Dead Interesting: Victors and Victims of War by Dr Ian Hodgins
  • Plymouth Past on Film: ‘Plymouth Beats’ by Stacey Anderson from the South West Film and Television Archive and Colette Hobbs from the South West Image Bank
  • Updates on future projects for Libraries, Museums and the Plymouth and West Devon Record Office

Date/time: Saturday 7 May 2016, 9:00-16:00

Venue: Robbins Conference Centre

Tickets info: £12 per person. Further details and tickets available from February, visit the Plymouth Local Studies Day booking page.



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