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Lifelong Learning

'Court and Port: Life in Tudor London and Southampton' Study Day Event

Henry VIII's Solent defenses
10:00 - 16:00
13 October 2012
Building 85 Highfield Campus University of Southampton SO17 1BF

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Kirsty McLean on 02380 59 4514 or email .

Event details

We will be holding a one-day cultural event on Saturday 13th October consisting of a series of short talks led by experts from within History at Southampton. This thought provoking and inspiring conference will provide you with the opportunity to learn and engage in discussion about the Tudors from academics of international distinction.

This study day will offer five papers presenting new research on the Tudors. The papers in the morning will focus on high politics at court and in the capital while the papers in the afternoon will consider life in Southampton. As this study day forms part of the Southampton Revels programme we are very pleased to have Dr Cheryl Butler, the leading light in the Revels events, joining us.


  • Professor George Bernard - ‘Henry VIII: Reflections on The King's Reformation'

  • Dr Peter Clarke - ‘Rivalling Rome: Cardinal Wolsey and Papal Dispensations'

  • Professor Maria Hayward - ‘Dressed for the block'

  • Dr Cheryl Butler (Head of Culture, Eastleigh Borough Council) ‘Defence of the Realm: callivers, brown bills & gunpowder: Southampton's response to the threat of war in the sixteenth century'

  • Gemma Watson - ‘Early Tudor Southampton through the eyes (and objects) of Roger Machado'

Places are limited, so book your place early to avoid disappointment. 


£30 full rate

£20 loyalty rate (Harbour Lights Members, Friends of Parkes, English Teachers Network, university staff and alumni)

£10 discount rate (students/sixth form & college students and those in receipt of income-based Job Seeker's Allowance, Income Support, Working Tax Credit, Council Tax or Housing Benefit)

All prices include lunch and refreshments


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