Nature, Rural Life and Memory: online course

The Leaves of Southwell Project Presents:
A four-week online course during February 2021

Join Dr Sophie Hollinshead on a four-week online course exploring a wide range of calendar traditions, customs, stories and food; in fact, all aspects of rural life in times gone past. Sophie’s focus will be on the East Midlands, but if participants wish to introduce any knowledge of their own, from any part of the world, it will be warmly welcomed! As part of the course, you will be encouraged to engage in recording your own memories, or those of others, and if you wish, to contribute them to the Leaves of Southwell Memories of Nature Project.

Session topics and dates:

  • Session 1 will introduce the Leaves of Southwell and explore how nature is portrayed in the 13th century carvings.
    Wednesday 3 February, 10am-12pm
  • Sessions 2 and 3 will explore the calendar customs, traditions and food of the rural year.
    Wednesday 10 & 17 February, 10am-12pm
  • Session 4 will collate the material we have uncovered and gathered, and introduce some basic skills in oral history recording which you can use in the future.
    Wednesday 24 February 10am-12pm

By booking your place, you are consenting for us to record these online sessions. If you are not happy for us to record these sessions, please advise

Book your place on this course using the Book Tickets  for Nature, Rural Life and Memory Course form at the end of this page.

Heritage Fund logoThis online course is free of charge, although a suggested minimum donation of £25 in total for the four-week course is recommended to help with costs and to support this project and future events. Please use donation form below. Thank you for your support.

If you complete this donation form, please remember that you also need to separately book a ticket, using the Book Tickets  for Nature, Rural Life and Memory Course form at the end of the page.

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Event Details

  • Venue: Online