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October 2017

Huddersfield’s Chemical Industry

Monday 30 October 2017 at 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
University of Huddersfield, Brontë Lecture Theatre (BLG/05), University of Huddersfield
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 3DH United Kingdom

Presentation by Professor Mike Page of the University of Huddersfield. All are welcome to attend. Members of the society attend for free, £2 for non-members. The Brontë Lecture Theatre (room BLG/05) is located on the ground floor of the building marked "03" on the university campus map (PDF).

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November 2017

Family and Local History Fair

Saturday 4 November 2017 at 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Cathedral House, St Thomas' Road
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 3LG United Kingdom

Whether you are a beginner or a more experienced family history researcher, or maybe interested in local history, there will be something for everyone. All the different societies and organisations that attend these events, are always very keen and willing to help with advice and guidance on what to look for and where to look, offering helpful hints and tips, based on their own personal experiences. A large number of stands and exhibitors including a variety of family and local…

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A Yorkshire Dialect Treasure Trove

Monday 27 November 2017 at 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
University of Huddersfield, Brontë Lecture Theatre (BLG/05), University of Huddersfield
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 3DH United Kingdom

Presentation by Rod Dimbleby. All are welcome to attend. Members of the society attend for free, £2 for non-members. The Brontë Lecture Theatre (room BLG/05) is located on the ground floor of the building marked "03" on the university campus map (PDF).

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January 2018

Heraldry in 17th Century West Yorkshire Houses as a Sign of Status

Monday 29 January 2018 at 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
University of Huddersfield, Brontë Lecture Theatre (BLG/05), University of Huddersfield
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 3DH United Kingdom

Presentation by Peter Thornborrow. All are welcome to attend. Members of the society attend for free, £2 for non-members. My interest in heraldry and vernacular buildings began when I purchased the wing of a semi-derelict farmhouse on the moors above Hebden Bridge called Akroyd in 1969, after finishing college and shortly before starting my first job as a Music Teacher. I joined the Local History Section and soon became its Secretary and the Calder Civic Trust. Over the next 5…

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February 2018

Stanley Royd: West Riding Asylum

Monday 26 February 2018 at 7:30 pm
University of Huddersfield, Brontë Lecture Theatre (BLG/05), University of Huddersfield
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 3DH United Kingdom

Presentation by David Scrimgeour. All are welcome to attend. Members of the society attend for free, £2 for non-members. The Brontë Lecture Theatre (room BLG/05) is located on the ground floor of the building marked "03" on the university campus map (PDF).

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March 2018

Marsden Wills

Monday 26 March 2018 at 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
University of Huddersfield, Brontë Lecture Theatre (BLG/05), University of Huddersfield
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 3DH United Kingdom

Presentation by Hazel Seidel. All are welcome to attend. Members of the society attend for free, £2 for non-members. The Brontë Lecture Theatre (room BLG/05) is located on the ground floor of the building marked "03" on the university campus map (PDF).

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April 2018

Luddite Memorial Lecture: Religion in the Chartist Movement

Monday 30 April 2018 at 7:30 pm
University of Huddersfield, Brontë Lecture Theatre (BLG/05), University of Huddersfield
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 3DH United Kingdom
Free

Revolutionary Sermons, Democratic Chapels and Rebellious Hymnals: religion in the Chartist Movement Presentation by Dr. Mike Sanders of the University of Manchester. All are welcome to attend this free event. This lecture explores the role which religious ideas played in the Chartist struggle for basic democratic rights. It focuses on three particular examples. The lecture begins by considering the 'revolutionary sermons' of the 'Chartist' preacher, the Reverend Joseph Rayner Stephens. It continues by examining the role of Chartist and Democratic…

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May 2018

West Yorkshire Archive Service

Monday 21 May 2018 at 7:30 pm
University of Huddersfield, Brontë Lecture Theatre (BLG/05), University of Huddersfield
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 3DH United Kingdom

Presentation by Teresa Nixon. All are welcome to attend. Members of the society attend for free, £2 for non-members. The Brontë Lecture Theatre (room BLG/05) is located on the ground floor of the building marked "03" on the university campus map (PDF).

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September 2018

The Standedge Tunnels

Monday 24 September 2018 at 7:30 pm
University of Huddersfield, Brontë Lecture Theatre (BLG/05), University of Huddersfield
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 3DH United Kingdom

Presentation by Trevor Ellis. All are welcome to attend. Members of the society attend for free, £2 for non-members. The Brontë Lecture Theatre (room BLG/05) is located on the ground floor of the building marked "03" on the university campus map (PDF).

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October 2018

Conchies On the Run – and the Matter of Ireland

Monday 29 October 2018 at 7:30 pm
University of Huddersfield, Brontë Lecture Theatre (BLG/05), University of Huddersfield
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 3DH United Kingdom

Some of the many conscientious objectors in World War One fled to Ireland, a Conscription-free place of refuge. Cyril Pearce tells the story of a part of the history of Britain’s 1914-18 war resisters which has been largely ignored. All are welcome to attend. Members of the society attend for free, £2 for non-members. The Brontë Lecture Theatre (room BLG/05) is located on the ground floor of the building marked "03" on the university campus map (PDF).

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