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
Friends help needed with exciting collaboration between Centre and Google.
The next Hoskins Lecture will be given by Professor Chris Dyer on 7 June 2014. Chris will speak on ''Who made the English landscape?". The venue will be the Ken Edwards Building on the Leicester University Campus as usual at 2:30 p.m. with tea and cake at No 5 Salisbury Road. Other details will be notified in due course. There is no need to book for this meeting but anyone who would like to help should contact the Programme
Secretary, Phil Batman.
Autumn Outing: This will be a day visit to Warwick, which will probably be on Saturday 20 September 2014. Details to follow.
Farmers, consumers and innovators: the world of Joan Thirsk - A conference to be held by the Centre (not the Friends) at the University of Leicester -
Saturday 20 September 2014. More details here.
November Conference: 'The Local History of the Family'. Likely date is Saturday 22nd November 2014. Details to follow.
The latest newsletter has been sent out to Friends. A copy can be downloaded from this site
The Chairman's Letter of 2 October 2013 can be read here