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Regional Heritage Centre’s Local History Fair

On Saturday 2 December, there will be a great opportunity to explore the many history and heritage organisations active around the Lancaster area and in the greater North West. This event is organised by the Regional Heritage Centre (Lancaster University History Department) as part of its landmark 50th anniversary celebrations and will be free entry for the general public – no registration required!

It starts at 10.00am at the Friends Meeting House, Meeting House Lane in Lancaster, where a wide range of local organisations will be setting up stalls, ready to meet visitors and tell them more about their valuable work and activities. Browse through a fascinating range of brochures and publications, pick up a second-hand bargain to bolster your bookshelves, talk to members about projects that suit your particular interests and sign up for future activities and mailing lists – all in a convivial social atmosphere.

There will be short presentations throughout the day, with free talks, including:

RHC Co-Director Dr Chris Donaldson, A Lancastrian Time Capsule: 5,000 years of history in 5 objects

Dr Jean Turnbull (Lancaster University), Bikes and Bloomers: women and cycling 1875 – 1939

and Dr Sarah Rose (Victoria County History of Cumbria project), The Lost Chapels of Lonsdale Ward

 

With hot soup, drinks and cake available to buy, you’ll want to dip in and out, bring friends and family along and make a full day of it (please note that no dogs are allowed except for service animals and there is no parking available on site). 

 

Full details 👉https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/regional-heritage-centre/events/regional-heritage-centres-local-history-fair/

Press Release from the British Library re the cyber-attack
 
 
 
We’re continuing to experience a major technology outage as a result of a cyber-attack, affecting our website, online systems and services, and some onsite services too.
We anticipate restoring many services in the next few weeks, but some disruption may persist for longer.
 
Following confirmation last week that this was a ransomware attack, we’re aware that some data has been leaked. This appears to be from our internal HR files.
We have no evidence that data of our users has been compromised. However, if you have a British Library login and your password is used elsewhere, we recommend changing it as a precautionary measure. The National Cyber Security Centre provides guidance on staying secure online, including how to create a strong password: https://bit.ly/BLNCSC
 
In the meantime, we’ve taken targeted protective measures to ensure the integrity of our systems, and we’re continuing to investigate the attack with the support of NCSC, the Metropolitan Police and cybersecurity specialists. Thank you for bearing with us during this investigation. We’ll update you as soon as we can.
 
Our sites are open as normal. Details of what’s available can be found on our blog: https://bit.ly/BLCyberUpdateNov
"Look Back to Look Forward: 50 Years of the Irish in Britain"

"Look Back to Look Forward: 50 Years of the Irish in Britain" is an oral history project telling the stories of Irish people who have emigrated to Britain over the past half-century. 

The free exhibition opened at the Irish Cultural Centre in Hammersmith on Wednesday, November 1, and will travel to spots in Liverpool, Leeds, and Birmingham later in the month.

"Look Back to Look Forward: 50 Years of the Irish in Britain" is also available to view as an online exhibition

The exhibition, which is organized by the Irish in Britain charity in celebration of its 50th year, helps to document and preserve the life stories of people of Irish heritage living in Britain over the past 50 years. 

The project aims to educate the public on migration and the modern history of Britain and Ireland and additionally aims to allow future generations to learn about the experience of the Irish in Britain

It also charts the progress of the Irish in Britain, highlighting how the Irish went from a widely discriminated-against group in the 1960s and 1970s to the highest earning of all ethnic groups in the UK in 2021. 

Read more at https://www.irishcentral.com/news/community/irish-in-britain-oral-history

 

Thanks to Lynne at Cheshire IO for the information 

November Free Online Events

Pinch punch - First of the month!  Time for my list of free online events that members may be interested in

As usual full details of each talk with registraton options are at the link under each event

 

Wed, 1 Nov 2023 Starts at 15:00 GMT

Women’s Lives and Writings: Online Resources for Everyone

by National Library of Scotland

Link with more details and to register 👉 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/womens-lives-and-writings-online-resources-for-everyone-tickets-732790655577

 

Wed, 1 Nov 2023 19:30 GMT

Women in Intelligence

With Helen Fry

by National Archives [Free to attend but donation suggested]

Link with more details and to register 👉 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/women-in-intelligence-tickets-698294255917

 

Thurs, 2 Nov 2023 13:00 GMT

The Haunting at the Rectory

With Prof Sasha Handley

by John Rylands Research Institute and Library

Link with more details and to register 👉 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/haunting-at-the-rectory-womens-words-and-the-ghostly-roots-of-methodism-tickets-728774262437

 

Thurs, 9 Nov 2023 Starts at 19:30 GMT

They also Served: Women in Britain’s Armed Forces during World War Two

by Glamorgan Family History Society

Link with more details and to register 👉 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/they-also-served-women-in-britains-armed-forces-during-world-war-two-tickets-643255924787

 

Fri, 10 Nov 2023 14:00 GMT

The First World War Peace Treaties

Secrets of the National Archives Collection

by National Archives [Free to attend but donation suggested]

Link with more details and to register 👉 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-first-world-war-peace-treaties-tickets-602352762327

 

Wed, 15 Nov 2023 Starts at 15:00 GMT

Introduction to Family History

by National Library of Scotland

Link with more details and to register 👉 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/introduction-to-family-history-tickets-717062411977

 

Thurs, 16 Nov 2023 13:00 GMT

DNA in the Archive: Using Genetics to Trace Manuscripts and Books

With Jermone de Groot

by John Rylands Research Institute and Library

Link with more details and to register 👉 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dna-in-the-archive-using-genetics-to-trace-manuscripts-and-books-tickets-728776408857

 

Fri, 17 Nov 2023 14:00 GMT

Life Unseen: A Story of Blindness

With Selina Miles

by National Archives [Free to attend but donation suggested]

Link with more details and to register 👉 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/life-unseen-a-story-of-blindness-tickets-698311156467

 

Wed, 22 Nov 2023 Starts at 14:30 GMT

Maps for Family and Local History

by National Library of Scotland

Link with more details and to register 👉 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/maps-for-family-and-local-history-tickets-744125398097

 

Tues, 22 Nov 2023 19:15 GMT

An Evening of Poetry and Prose

With John Richmond

by Friends of Highgate Library

Link with more details and to register 👉 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/john-richmond-an-evening-of-poetry-and-prose-online-tickets-737586319537

 

Fri, 24 Nov 2023 14:00 GMT

Tea and Sovereignty:  British Responses to the Boston Tea Party

With Daniel Gosling

by National Archives [Free to attend but donation suggested]

Link with more details and to register 👉 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tea-and-sovereignty-british-responses-to-the-boston-tea-party-tickets-698323623757

 

Fri, 24 Nov 2023 18:00 GMT

European Exploration, Empires, and the Origins of Global Capitalism

With Prof Emma Griffin

by Royal Historical Society 

Link with more details and to register 👉 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rhs-presidential-lecture-professor-emma-griffin-online-tickets-743344612747

 

Wed, 29 Nov 2023 19:00 GMT

From May to Etta with Love

With Glamorgan Archives

by National Archives [Free to attend but donation suggested]

Link with more details and to register 👉 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/from-may-to-etta-with-love-tickets-699507635167

 

Wed, 29 Nov 2023 14:00 GMT

Joan Thirsk and the Porous Frontiers ff English Regional and Local History

With Prof R C Richardson

By Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire

Link with more details and to register 👉 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/joan-thirsk-and-the-porous-frontiers-of-englsh-regional-and-local-history-tickets-731267038397

 

Wed, 29 Nov 2023 19:30 GMT

The Life and Lies of Charles Dickens

With Helena Kelly

by National Archives [Free to attend but donation suggested]

Link with more details and to register 👉 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-life-and-lies-of-charles-dickens-tickets-698324997867

 

Thurs, 30 Nov 2023 13:00 GMT

New Light on the Oldest European Printed Book: the Blockbook Apocalypse

With Dr Stephen Mossman

by John Rylands Research Institute and Library

Link with more details and to register 👉 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/new-light-on-the-oldest-european-printed-book-the-blockbook-apocalypse-tickets-729275371267

 

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