Oxford Society Speaker Event 25th October 2016 from 19hrs

The President and Committee of the Oxford Society in Belgium have kindly extended the following invitation to our members:

Dr David Hopkin, Fellow and Tutor in History at Hertford College whose research is the field of social and cultural history of modern Europe, will be coming to Brussels to pursue his current researches into lace-making and its associated culture in Western Europe, and has kindly offered to address the Society on this subject.  The title of his talk will be ‘Singing lace-makers: A European story’.

Since 2005 David Hopkin has been tutor and fellow in modern European history at Hertford College, Oxford.  Previously he was at Glasgow Uni and before that at Cambridge (Churchill).  He’s published two (prize-winning) monographs: ‘Soldier and Peasant in French Popular Culture’ in 2002, and ‘Voices of the People in Nineteenth-Century France’ in 2012.  He also edited ‘Folklore and Nationalism in Europe’ (2013) and was co-author of ‘La Bataille de Saint-Cast’ (2009).  He’s editor of the Manchester UP series ‘Studies in Modern French History’ and former editor of the journal ‘Cultural and Social History’.  He’s currently on leave researching European lacemakers.

The talk will take place in a private room at "Aux Armes de Bruxelles", 13 Rue des Bouchers on Tuesday 25th October.  We will meet from 7.00 p.m. and the talk will start at 7.30.  After the talk a dinner will be served at a cost of €25 for two courses (choice of two dishes at each course) for those who wish.  Drinks are to be ordered and paid for separately, and it will be possible to buy drinks before the talk starts.  If you would like to attend please register by 20th October by filling in this form: https://goo.gl/forms/OIjpqygmENNZdHv22 

If you intend to stay to dinner we would appreciate it if you could transfer the cost of €25 per head to the Oxford Society's account: BE04 4310 6858 5131 with an indication of what it is for.