Archive for the ‘Talks’ Category

Joint BHS / Guild of Beer Writers Seminar – “Beer writing – past, present and future”

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

British Guild of Beer Writers/Brewery History Society

 “Beer writing – past, present and future”

Thursday, 23rd October 2014.

10.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.

The Hook Norton Brewery

Brewery Lane

Hook Norton

Oxfordshire

OX15 5NY

 

 

The British Guild of Beer Writers and the Brewery History Society are holding a joint one day seminar entitled “Beer Writing; past, present and future”.  This will review how beer writing has developed over the past two hundred years; examine coverage of beer in the modern media and explore how beer communication might evolve in the digital age.

 

 

10.30

Registration

 

 

11.00

Welcome

 

James Clarke

11.05

Beer writing in the Victorian era

 

James Sumner

11.30

Gravity, Tint and Bitterness: Beer Writers 1900-1960.

 

Ray Anderson

 

12.00

The birth of modern beer writing-

1960 to the present day

 

Ray Newman

12.30

Does beer get its fair share of the voice?

Beer in the media today.

 

Marverine Cole

 

1.00

 

Lunch

 

2.00

“Taking the past into the future: new approaches to preserving and sharing our heritage”

 

Nick Stanhope
“We are what we do”.

2.30

Panel debate

“How do we ensure that beer writing has a glorious future?”

 

Chair – Adrian Tierney-Jones

 

3.30

Brewery Tour

 

 

4.30

Close for a beer (or two!)

 

 

The workshop is being held at Hook Norton’s stunning Victorian Tower Brewery is the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside.  Transport will be provided to and from Banbury Station for those travelling by train. 

 

The workshop is free of charge to members of the Guild and Brewery History Society and their guests.  There is a fee of £25 for non-members.  Please RSVP to Angie Armitage at Cask Marque angie@cask-marque.co.uk.    Please let Angie know if you require transport from the station. 

Worksop and Retford Brewery

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Dave Pickersgill has dropped me a line on their recent talk, and a planned follow up –

Since my last email, we had a successful session at Bassetlaw Museum last Saturday. We were billed to provide a one hour talk on the Worksop and Retford Brewery – we started at 13;30, finished talking at 14:30, but then the questions and comments came – we left the building at 15:20 after a really good session! -so much so, that we are doing a ‘show and tell’ follow-up in July. There is obviously a lot of archive material, memories and anecdotes out there. We want to ensure that it is not forgotten.

Saturday 19th July 10.30 – 12.30; Bassetlaw Museum, Retford, free entry

Bring your Worksop and Retford Brewery memories and artefacts

 

Worksop & Retford Brewery – free talk

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

A free talk about the history of the Worksop & Retford Brewery is taking place at Bassetlaw Museum on Saturday, 17th May at 1.30pm.

The talk will be given by BHS memebr Dave Pickersgill and John Stocks, two local authors and researchers.

They have written a book telling the half-forgotten story of the brewery and its effects on the sporting and cultural life of Bassetlaw.

See-

http://www.worksopguardian.co.uk/news/local/bassetlaw-free-talk-on-the-history-of-local-brewery-1-6546706

Burton Talk on the Regeneration of Brewery Buildings

Monday, June 11th, 2012

We have had the following message from the Burton Civic Society

You may well be aware the the speaker is a BHS member who spoke at our SHIER conference last year.

Malcolm James was awarded the Harold Samuel Prize for the Best Dissertation in July 2006 on “Brewery Buildings of Burton on Trent” as part of his RICS Postgraduate Diploma on Conservation of the Historic Environment.  His talk will reflect the culmination of his subsequent 6 years of research into the use and re-use of brewery buildings.

I wonder if this talk would be of interest to members of your society in the local area?

It takes place at about 8 p.m. on Wed 27th June at the Worthington Suite of the National Brewery Centre, after the Burton Civic Society AGM.

Its our Golden Jubilee Year (1962 – 2012) and we’re hoping to get a good crowd.  We also have some specially brewed beer from the Burton Bridge Brewery to give away in exchange for a donation.

James Sumner’s talk, ‘’How should a chemist understand brewing?’ Beer and theory around 1800’

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

BHS member, James Sumner, gave a fascinating talk at the Royal Society a week ago and BHS Journal editor, Tim  Holt, has now sent the following-

Dear All,

James Sumner’s talk, ‘’How should a chemist understand brewing?’ Beer and theory around 1800’ can be found here http://royalsociety.org/Podcasts-of-Library-events/

Cheers,

Tim

Dr TJP Holt
Senior Publishing Editor

Talk – Brewers & Bankers

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

We have received the following information from BHS memebr, Alan Greenwood-

Alan Greenwood will be giving another talk on the Fascinating World of the 19th & 20th Century Brewer at the Hoop & Grapes, 80 Farringdon Street, London EC4A 4BL

7.00 pm on Monday May 14th.

The talk title is: Brewers & Bankers

The talk is open to all; admission is £3.00, offset by a 50p a pint discount off Real Ale to CAMRA members by Landlord Mike Stokes.

Reserve tickets from the Hoop & Grapes or from Alan Greenwood at beertalks@hotmail.co.uk

Good Pub, Good Beer, Good Talk, it’s a good evening

CAMRA Membership cards needed for beer discount or sign up on the evening. (Let us know if time is too early for you.)

Nearest stations: Blackfriars (0.3 miles), Chancery Lane (0.3 miles), Farringdon (0.4 miles)

 

Hoop & Grapes thehoopandgrapes@hotmail.co.uk www.thehoopandgrapes.co.uk

Alan Greenwood beertalks@hotmal.co.uk www.beertalks.co.uk

Burton – A Talk on Regeneration of Brewery Buildings

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

We have had the following from the Burton Civic Society. Many members will know Malcolm and have enjoyed seeing him speak in the past

BHS member Malcolm James will be giving a talk after the Civic Society’s AGM

Malcolm James was awarded the Harold Samuel Prize for the Best Dissertation in July 2006 on “Brewery Buildings of Burton on Trent” as part of his RICS Postgraduate Diploma on Conservation of the Historic Environment.  His talk will reflect the culmination of his subsequent 6 years of research into the use and re-use of brewery buildings.

I wonder if this talk would be of interest to members of your society in the local area?

It takes place at about 8 p.m. on Wed 27th June at the Worthington Suite of the National Brewery Centre, after the Burton Civic Society AGM.

Its our Golden Jubilee Year (1962 – 2012) and we’re hoping to get a good crowd.  We also have some specially brewed beer from the Burton Bridge Brewery to give away in exchange for a donation.

Brewers & Bankers – a talk in Farringdon

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

BHS member Alan Greenwood will be remembered by many from his ‘Beer Agency’ in the 1970s and he notified me of a forthcoming talk, as follows-

Following on the success of the talk given to Isle of Wight CAMRA members at the Travellers Joy on January 27th, Alan Greenwood will be giving another talk on the Fascinating World of the 19th & 20th Century Brewer at the Hoop & Grapes, Farringdon Street, London EC4A 4BL at 7.30 pm on Tuesday March 27th.

 

The talk title is: Brewers & Bankers

 

The talk is open to all; admission is £3.00, offset by a 50p a pint discount off Real Ale to CAMRA members by Landlord Mike Stokes.  Tickets can be booked directly from the Hoop & Grapes or from Alan Greenwood. www.beertalks.co.uk

 

Good Pub, Good Beer, Good Talk, it’s a good evening

 

CAMRA Membership cards needed for beer discount or sign up on the evening.

Nearest stations: Blackfriars (0.3 miles), Chancery Lane (0.3 miles), Farringdon (0.4 miles)

 

Hoop & Grapes thehoopandgrapes@hotmail.co.uk www.thehoopandgrapes.co.uk

Alan Greenwood beertalks@hotmal.co.uk  www.beertalks.co.uk

Researching Brewery and Publican Ancestors

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Simon Fowler, BHS member, former editor of various family history magazines and employee at The National Archives (TNA) for many years, tells me he has unearthed some nice new material relating to our passion and will be giving a talk on the subject at:

The National Archives, Kew TW9 4DU details at www.nationalarchives.gov.uk. Date: 13 October 2-3pm. Free. “You are supposed to get a ticket on the day, but I can’t imagine it will be over-subscribed, so just turn up.”

I copy the flyer below and hope to see you there

Jeff

“Brewers and Barmaids”: Researching Brewery and Publican Ancestors

There is perhaps nothing more English than the public house. Once every village had an alehouse, while towns offered licensed premises to suit every taste and pocket. The trade employed large numbers of workers in a variety of roles. In 1901 the number of licensees alone peaked at more than 100,000. As a result many of us have ancestors who worked behind the bar or made the beer which was enjoyed by all social classes and travelled around the world. Using material at The National Archives and county record offices this talk will tell the story of Britain’s pubs and breweries and describe the key sources which can be used to trace ancestors who ran pubs or worked in breweries.

Simon Fowler has worked at The National Archives on and off for over thirty years and is now a freelance writer and historian and recently wrote a guide to pub and brewery records for the Family History Partnership. At present he is organising the annual conference of the Pub History Society which will take place on 26 November.

Talk on researching brewery and publican ancestors

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

BHS member and well known historian, Simon Fowler, is giving a talk on researching brewery and publican ancestors –

21st May at 12.30pm – Essex FHS, Essex Record Office, Wharf Road, Chelmsford
Their website is as follows, but this was still to be updated the last time I looked http://www.esfh.org.uk/Branches/tutorials.htm

I just missed a presentation of this talk at my local West Surrey FHS a few days ago, but Simon is giving it again later in the year at The National Archives on 13 October (2pm-3pm)