Wed 8th Mar – 7pm: Historic Graffiti – the Hidden Story of the Hopes, Fears and Desires of a Nation

Please also see our events page.

We are delighted to announce our first event of 2017, a talk by James Wright (University of Nottingham) on the awesome subject of Historic Graffiti:

Modern graffiti is often seen as transgressive and stupid. However, look closely in the light of a torch at the walls of our historic buildings, trees, caves and rockfaces and you will see a world of graffiti left that illuminates the psychology of our ancestors. The study of historic graffiti enables us to hear the lost voices of ordinary individuals through their images of daisywheels, ships sailing across the walls, knights drawing their swords, demons stalking the stonework and every animal imaginable…

Wednesday 8th March 2017 – 7pm

Broadway Cinema

Room 2 (if in doubt where to go, simply lurk around near the Box Office just before 7pm and we will find you!).

Free event – venue wheelchair accessible.

If you are planning to come, please send us a quick email so we can get a better idea about numbers.

Once more unto… The Castle!

A walk retracing the 1831 Reform Riots.

Thursday, 20th August 2015

Well, we can’t pretend it is a new thing, but we have been asked to hold another walk, ‘To the Castle!’, retracing the 1831 Reform Riots.

Start 6.45pm St Peter Square (outside M&S)

Look out for the Loaf On A Stick!

Alternatively, assemble outside Nottingham Contemporary at 6.30pm and we will walk with you to the starting point.

Please see our leaflet advertising the event, a brief timeline of the riots and the handout for the walk.

Please also see our events page.


More walks ‘To the Castle’ – Nov 15th and 16th 2014

A walk retracing the 1831 Reform Riots.

Sat 15th & Sun 16th November 2014 (start at 4pm both days).

Start at St Peters Square (City Centre).

Look out for the Loaf on a Stick!

Please see our leaflet advertising the event, a brief timeline of the riots and the handout for the walk.

Please also see our events page.

ExLibris Mega Booksale in Carlton (Fri 12th to Sun 14th September)

The fabulous comrades from the local Federation of Masked Booksellers (FMB), tirelessly striving to rescue books and redistributing them at minute prices to support good causes, will be having their annual Mega Book Sale next weekend (Fri 12th to Sun 14th) in Carlton. More

1st Local History and Archaeology Day

Just a quick thank you to the organisers and visitors of the 1st Local History and Archaeology Day. Great day, we met lots of lovely people and had loads of fun looking at everyone’s exciting work. Looking forward to next year!

News and Open Souce Maps

Well, well, here we are again after months of non-news. Months however filled with very exciting research, WATCH THIS SPACE!

We have just heard that OSMers (Open Source Mappers) have built a rather nice website using OSM and Government Open Data for the postcode district around Nottingham. More

Poaching Talk recording (finally) online

Hello everyone and we hope you had a good start into 2014.

We are very happy to finally announce that the audio recording of Rosemary Muge’s great talk ‘A few words on poachers’ from February 2013 has now been edited and uploaded to Valentine Yarnspinner’s Youtube channel. More

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