Events List for Study Days

Click on the titles below for more details of each Study Day.

Please note: the start time is now 10:15am,
not 10:30am shown in earlier publicity

All bookings will now be done via this website, and we have also added the option to pay on-line via credit/debit cards as well as via cheque and bank transfer.  To ensure that all the bookings are collated in one system we are no longer accepting email or telephone bookings (except in special circumstances).  However if you get stuck or make a mess of it email Cliff and he will be happy to unravel anything for you.

  • Select the number of places required for ONE of the events
  •  click on ‘Add to/View Event Cart
  • Repeatedly return to the Events List to add further Study Days ONE at a time and click on Add to/View Event Cart‘ each time
  • You can delete or add extra places for an event in the Event Cart using the plus and minus symbols
  • Once you have selected all your events click on  ‘Proceed to Registration‘

Please remember to ‘Add to the Event Cart’  ONE day at a time.  Do not select all your Study Days and then attempt to ‘Add to the Event Cart’.

PayPal provide the on-line banking service for us.  If you don’t have a PayPal account, just click on the bottom box ‘Pay with Debit or Credit Card’ and you will prompted for the normal card details etc.If necessary you may also pay by cheque or bank transfer as before.


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Study Day Place £42.00 (GBP)   Sold Out
First Time Discounted £25.00 (GBP)   Sold Out


During the day we will look at the forms and style of music from the Elizabethan period through a variety of genres – ranging from the music of the streets and theatre to the music of the church, court and stately homes. In doing so we shall also focus on the music played in the homes of the cultured families of the Petres in Ingatestone, the Pastons of Norfolk and the Kytsons at Hengrave.  Composers and their works will be illustrated by a lecture recital of Elizabethan keyboard music.

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Study Day Place £42.00 (GBP)  
First Time Discounted £25.00 (GBP)  

We will examine the power-brokers and military élite of medieval England, the earls, barons and knights, and their ladyfolk, looking at their economic resources, their military service, levels of expenditure and rich cultural patronage.

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Study Day Place £42.00 (GBP)  
First Time Discounted £25.00 (GBP)  

 An illustrated introduction to one of the major documents of early English culture.  Its great narrative scope provides an Old Testament of English history and is also of enormous literary interest.  Not only does it draw on, an in places incorporates examples of, the ancient English medium of alliterative poetry, it also contains some of the first original compositions in English prose, the language of which anticipates the King James’ version of the Bible.

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Study Day Place £42.00 (GBP)  
First Time Discounted £25.00 (GBP)  

Best known as the writer of some of the finest ghost stories ever published, M.R. James was also the foremost medieval scholar of his day with a strong academic and personal interest in East Anglia’s landscape and history. This study-day examines James’ East Anglian connections, from his childhood in Suffolk and his seminal work on St Edmund’s abbey in Bury to his work at Ely and Norwich cathedrals and his later guide to the monuments of Suffolk and Norfolk. The day also looks at the influence which his life and work in the region had on the development of his ghost stories, several of which drew on East Anglian locations and legend.

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Study Day Place £42.00 (GBP)   Sold Out
First Time Discounted £25.00 (GBP)   Sold Out


In the Iron Age the written word starts to stir the mist of anonymity that clouds prehistory, turning it into protohistory. This course will demonstrate how the extraordinary art, artefacts and sites of this period challenge our perceptions of this distant time.

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Study Day Place £42.00 (GBP)  
First Time Discounted £25.00 (GBP)  

King Edward III had too many sons. Out of his progeny came a bitter conflict which turned the medieval English nobility on each other, destroying their military dominance in France and causing the downfall of the Plantagenet dynasty. Join Dr. Toby Capwell for a journey through what was later called ‘The Wars of the Roses’, examining the battles, tactics, arms and armour, and foremost, the realities of war in the fifteenth century.

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Study Day Place £42.00 (GBP)  
First Time Discounted £25.00 (GBP)  

Christmas in Early England. Dr Sam Newton (Director, Wuffing Education) Rediscover the magic of Christmas with an exploration of the significance of the midwinter festival in early England.  This will include a look at the Old English calendar, which reveals how the pre-Christian year was structured, as well as the account of Christmas at Camelot (more…)


Please remember to ‘add to the event cart’  ONE day at a time.  Do not select all your Study Days and then attempt to ‘Add to the Event Cart’.

PayPal provide the on-line banking service for us.  If you don’t have a PayPal account, just click on the bottom box ‘Pay with Debit or Credit Card’ and you will prompted for the normal card details etc.