Country Lore: Autumn Traditions

The Leaves of Southwell Project presents:
a talk by Dr. Sophie Hollinshead
2 November 2021
2pm on Microsoft Teams

Dr Sophie Hollinshead is back, continuing her series in country lore traditions. In this talk Sophie will explore the traditions, sayings, foods, and folklore associated with Autumn in the countryside. As the nights grow longer and the days shorter, we will explore a range of seasonal lore and activities from the Harvest Home to the ‘blood month’ of November, join us to explore some well-known and some lesser-known traditions of Autumn.

Sophie Hollinshead
Dr Sophie Hollinshead worked at the University of Nottingham for over twenty-five years as a lecturer in interdisciplinary humanities within the School of Adult Education. Sophie currently works as a freelance lecturer and researcher, also as a heritage assistant at Newstead Abbey. Although she originally studied Art History, her research interests expanded into the field of landscape and culture and her PhD explored the transformatory potential of landscape on the individual.  The impact, influences, and traditions of place are what inform Sophie’s current research.  Sophis is particularly interested in the landscapes of East Midlands, their history and their heritage.

In normal times we would hold this talk in person and make a small charge. In the current circumstances, we are inviting you to make a donation, if you are able to. Donations from the talk series will directly support the improved accessibility and interpretation of the Palace Gardens, as well as increase the variety of plants, flowers and shrubs that we can plant in the next phase of the Leaves project.

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