Archive for the ‘Talks’ Category

BHS Visit to DUBLIN with a rare opportunity to visit the St. James’s Gate Brewery of Guinness.

Friday, April 8th, 2011

BHS members will have read this in the Newsletter, but for those readers of the Blog who have not yet joined the Society, or members who still have it in their reading queue (surely not!), I thought I would outline the visits that Chris has arranged for us, starting with a very special visit to DUBLIN with a rare opportunity to visit the St. James’s Gate Brewery of Guinness.

See for full details

Contact Chris ( to book places.


Wednesday 22nd Thursday 23rd June 2011 2 day visit (Wed /Thurs) to Dublin, Ireland

Wednesday Old Jameson Distillery Bow St Museum, Dublin followed by a guided visit to some Dublin historical hostelries in the evening

Thursday (all day)  – Guinness Brewery, historic buildings, Storehouse museum and Archives (meet Guinness Archivist), Lunch and Guinness tasting

BHS SHIER Conference

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

What a fantastic day, in fact couple of days, it turned out to be!

I must confess to some trepidation building up the the conference, but I thought it went very well and was extremely informative and worthwhile – all in all a thoroughly enjoyable event. I had a lot of feedback from audience members, all of which was very positive

I have a lot of thank you letters to write to so many people who made it all work so well, and who have contributed so much over such a long time, but I just wanted to circulate an immediate note of my appreciation, as an attendee, to everyone involved

I thought the mix of speakers and presentations was spot on and the very diverse audience added to the event – which had got off to such a good start with Ray’s walk and Chris’s attention to detail in his arrangements with the venue

We have lots of food for thought for going forward and need to keep up momentum. I would like to think we have a number of new contacts and relationships to develop for our mutual benefit as well.
We now need to think how to follow this up and do full justiceto our forthcoming 40th anniversary year

Thanks to everyone

BHS Journal – special Michael Jackson issue

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Our editor, Tim Holt, recently had the idea of a special edition of the Journal to celebrate the life and work of Michael Jackson. He invited the award winning author (and BHS member) Pete Brown to edit this, and found a stunning list of contributors.

The result will be launched at the Rake in Borough Market at 6pm on Sunday 27th March. We hope to meet many of you there.

For more details see the BHS web site at:

where there is an overview, list of contents and the opportunity to read the introduction

There is also a nice piece by Pete Brown on his Blog at:

Do please circulate to anyone who may be interested.

I hope to see you there

“Brewery Lingo” talk Friday 4th December 2009 reminder

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

“Brewery Lingo  –  The Language of Beer and Brewing – an English Project presentation” by Prof Chris Mulvey This exciting talk is to be given on Friday 4th December 2009 at 7.30pm. at Warren Hall, Micheldever Station, Nr Winchester, Hampshire SO21 3AR.  The Hall is in easy walking distance of the mainline Waterloo-Southampton railway station with regular connections to Portsmouth, Winchester, Reading etc.  It is also close to junctions from A34, A303, and M3. Attendance free to members of Brewery History Society. Further info contact Sue Bell at

The Craft of the Cooper, Watford

Monday, October 12th, 2009

David Dines has just told me about a forthcoming talk at 8.00pm on December 17th at the Watford & District Industrial History Society on the ‘The Craft of the Cooper’, together with their social evening.

Visitors are welcome, a minimum donation of £3 is requested.

The event is at St. Thomas’ Church Hall, Langley Road, Watford.

Their web site address is