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Leicestershire's premier archaeological and historical organisation for over 150 years

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Etching from portrait of John Nichols

‘The very nerves, sinews and vitality of local history’: John Nichols and the county history of Leicestershire,



A special talk by Dr Julian Pooley to mark the 200th Anniversary of the completed publication of John Nichols' landmark work

Dr Julian Pooley

Julian Pooley is an Honorary Visiting Fellow of the Centre for English Local History at the University of Leicester and archivist in charge of Public Services at Surrey History Centre.

He has been researching the papers and letters of the greater Nichols family for many years and was a recipient of an LAHS Research Grant for this purpose in 2001.

Julian has compiled, and runs, the Nichols Archive Project, a database with calendars of over twelve thousand letters and papers of the Nichols family including those from private collections.


Thursday 16 October 2014
The Victorian Gallery, New Walk Museum, Leicester


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The 2014 Presidential Lecture
Professor Michael Wood

The Story of England: 
Kibworth in local and national history.

Michael Wood looks back on his BBC films that took one Leicestershire village through the whole of English history, which the Independent called ‘the most innovative history series ever on television'
Illustrated with images and film excerpts, the talk will go from the Romans to World War II and beyond, reflecting on the value of local history, and showing how the tale of every local community can also be a mirror of the national story.  





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Thursday 13 November 2014
The Victorian Gallery, New Walk Museum, Leicester

Now is a really good time to join the LAHS

In September, members receive the annual Transactions of the Society, the Leicestershire Historian AND the Autumn issue
of our 28 page fully-illustrated Magazine
Members also received their annual Membership Card with details of all the talks in our 2014/15 season, which include a Presidential Address from Michael Wood, and a special landmark lecture on John Nichols and the making of his Leicestershire History by Julian Pooley
Members receive priority bookings for both these events, and free admission
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Your own copy of Transactions - the society's major annual reference work for Leicestershire
The Leicestershire Historian - presenting a wide range of authoritative articles on all aspects of local history
Two issues of our Magazine and Newsletter - in Spring and Autumn, keeping you in touch with all the society's news and events
Free admission to a full season of fascinating talks and lectures at the New Walk Museum, Leicester
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