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Membership of the Friends of the Centre for English Local History (FCELH) is open to anyone with an interest in local history, whether the history of Leicestershire or of any other part of the country. We are an active and enthusiastic group of local historians, with a wide range of interests.

The Friends of the Centre for English Local History is a registered charity (number 1073528) which supports the Centre for English Local History at the University of Leicester and its students, for example through the provision of library donations, student bursaries and practical help.

We have a programme of events, which includes study days and weekends, outings, lectures and conferences, a small publication programme, and an annual second-hand book sale. Subscribe to the mailing list to be kept up to date. Follow this link for more information
Future Programme


Bullet The 2015 Hoskins Lecture will be given by Dr Carenza Lewis on 27 June at 2:30 pm in the Ken Edwards No 1 Lecture Theatre on the University campus. The title of her talk will be 'The Power of Pits — New evidence for rural settlement development from excavations in eastern England'.

Mortality, Care and Military Welfare during the British Civil Wars
Friday 7 and Saturday 8 August 2015

A University of Leicester Conference at the National Civil War Centre, Newark Museum, Old Magnus Buildings, Newark-on-Trent.
This exciting international conference organised by the University of Leicester’s Centre for English Local History will celebrate the opening of the National Civil War Centre at Newark Museum, Nottinghamshire, on 7-8 August 2015. The conference will examine care and military welfare during the British Civil Wars, embracing themes such as hospitals, medicine, surgery, nursing, disease, wounds, maimed soldiers, war widows and orphans. It will also focus on the costs of these wars, as well as the social memory and lasting scars of this important series of conflicts. The conference also celebrates the establishment of a Wolfson Foundation Research Centre for Care, Welfare and Medicine during the British Civil Wars based at Newark Museum and in partnership with the University of Leicester.

For further details and registration, follow this link


Community, Family And Kin : Current Themes and Techniques
A day conference presented by BALH, LPSS and FCELH on Saturday 7 November 2015 at the University of Leicester, 9.30 am- 4.30 pm. Follow this link for details


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