SGS New Voices Symposium 2024

Venue Broad Street Methodist Church. See link below for booking details.

Join us for a day of discovery as we hear from researchers who are undertaking new investigations into the SGS’s collections and history. In the morning, four researchers currently investing the SGS collections will present some of their findings with opportunities for questions and discussion. During and after lunch, visit special displays in the museum where the materials the researchers are working on will be displayed for one day only. In the afternoon, join us for a workshop on local history research skills hosted by the new Centre for Fenland Studies.

(All tickets include lunch. The afternoon workshop is strictly limited to 30 places.)


Prof. Neil Christie (University of Leicester)

“An Eye for Detail, an Eye for a Deal: Ruins and Residences in the Landscape Engravings of Samuel Buck, 1720s-1730s”

Prof. Mark Gardiner (University of Lincoln)

“At and Beyond the Western Margins of the Fens: The Changing Landscapes near Baston in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries”

Liam Sims (University of Leicester & University of Cambridge)

“‘Promoters of universal learning’: Eighteenth-Century Collaboration & Correspondence in the Spalding Gentlemen’s Society”

Dustin Frazier Wood (University of Roehampton & SGS)

“Collecting and Philanthropy: The SGS and Spalding Past and Future”

Afternoon Workshop

Dr Michael Gilbert (Centre for Fenland Studies)

“Working with Archival Documents: 16th and 17th Century Local History”


Mar 23 2024


10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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