Local History Conference 2012

47th Local History Conference

SATURDAY 17 NOVEMBER 2012: 10am – 5pm
Weston Theatre, Museum of London

A Capital Way to Go: Death in London Through the Ages

President’s Opening Remarks

St Brides’s: Rich Man, Poor Man, Beggar Man, Thief, Jelena Bekvalac, Curator Human Osteology, MoL

‘I will have a stone to lye a pone me’: Memory and Commemoration in Medieval London, Christian Steer, Royal Holloway, University of London

Publications awards, Introduction by John Hinshelwood, and Presentations by the President

Lunch break

Mortality in London 1550-1800, Peter Razzell, Historical Demographer

The Gruesome History of Body Snatching, Robert Stephenson, Guide in the City of London and at Kensal Green Cemetery

Afternoon break

From Here to Eternity: Victorian Developments in the Disposal of the Dead, John Clarke, Head of Library Services at Great Ormond Street Hospital and Consultant Historian to Brookwood Cemetery

The Last Word: Epitaphs and Obituaries, Brent Elliott, Historian, Royal Horticultural Society

The conference programme will include a short presentation on the local history wooden grave boards project.

The displays by Local History Societies will be on show from 10am until 5pm and can be visited throughout the day in the Clore Learning Centre above the Weston Theatre.