Online talks

Our exciting online programme of talks are free for everyone and include a live Q&A with the expert, specialist or guest speaker.

‘A Huge Pack of Witches’: A Witch Scare in 17th Century Lancashire
23 October | 14:00 to 15:00
Jess Nelson uses records to share the story of how a little boy telling tall tales about witches in his local community in Lancashire sparked a witch hunt, in the context of witchcraft in the Early Modern period.

Rerun: ‘A Huge Pack of Witches’: A Witch Scare in 17th Century Lancashire
31 October | 10:30 to 11:30
Join us on Halloween for a rerun of Jess Nelson’s talk on a witch scare in 17th century Lancashire. Discover how a little boy telling tall tales about witches in his local community in Lancashire sparked a witch hunt, in the context of witchcraft in the Early Modern period. This is a rerun and will not include a live Q&A. 

Researching Black History: In conversation with Black Cultural Archives and The National Archives
30 October | 14:00 to 15:00 
Rhoda Boateng (BCA) and Kevin Searle compare collections to explore the differing approaches to collecting and researching the history of race in Britain. 

1970: ‘We’ve only just begun’
6 November | 14:00 to 15:00
Mark Dunton takes us through the year 1970, where we kissed goodbye to the swinging sixties and entered a new era of vibrant pop culture, a Conservative government and a bizarre episode involving Bobby Moore.