Ludlow Arts: Word

Ludlow Arts: Word

Exploring the Place‐Names
of Southern Shropshire

Ludlow Lectures

Tuesday 19 November at 10:00am

St Laurence, Ludlow

Speakers: John Baker and Jayne Carroll

Dr John Baker and Dr Jayne Carroll work in the Institute for Name‐Studies at the University of Nottingham. Since 2013 they have been researching the place‐names of south Shropshire, working to complete the English Place‐Name Society Survey of the county, of which the first six volumes were authored by the late Dr Margaret Gelling. Their lecture will illustrate some of the findings of their most recent work, covering aspects of the languages, landscape, and history of the area from the medieval period to the nineteenth century.

Jane Carroll is Associate Professor in the History of English at Nottingham University and Director, Institute for Name-Studies. She is Honorary Secretary of the English Place-Name Society (EPNS). John Baker is Associate Professor in Name‐Studies at Nottingham University. His interest is in English place-names, with particular focus on their potential as tools for understanding past landscapes and Anglo‐Saxon society and culture.

Tickets: £5 at the door

Season tickets: £20 for 6 lectures also available.

Please make cheques payable to LUDLOW LECTURES and send to 3 Poyner Road, Ludlow, SY8 1QT

Ludlow Lectures: full programme HERE

Jayne Carroll Jayne Carroll

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