10.00-10.30 Delegates sign in.
Morning coffee/tea, Bacon or Veggie Burgers on arrival
10.30-12.30 1:1 Sessions with Celebrated Experts
12.30-14.00 Lunch
14.00-14.15 Welcome Delegates
  Theatre 1
Historical, Trade & Military Insights
Theatre 2
Family History, Research
& Resources
14.15-15.30 The Brighton Royal Pavilion and its connection to India and the First World War
Jody East
Are You Sitting Comfortably? Telling your family’s story
Janet Few
15.30-16.00 Afternoon Tea & Coffee
16.00-17.15 The East India Company from 1600-1860s. Spices, Trade, Empire & Power
Jef Page
What the Society of Genealogists holds in its archives and library relating to British India and the
Far East
Else Churchill
19.30-22.30 INDIAN DINNER
followed by After Dinner entertainment: Hedley Sutton’s Quiz evening


7.00-10.30 Breakfast
9.00-9.15 Welcome Day & Weekend Delegates
9.15-10.30 Memsahib and Mother: Centring the Female Experience of the British Raj
Sophie Kay
The Children of John Company –
The Anglo Indians
Geraldine Charles
10.30-11.00 Morning Tea & Coffee
11.15-12.30 Hooghly: The Global History of a River
Robert Ivermee
Researching your British Railway ancestor in India prior to 1947
Hugh Wilding
12.15-13.30 Lunch
13.30-14.45 Indian Crops – Tea, Jute & Indigo
Richard Morgan
Researching British India, beyond India
Karen de Bruyne
14.45-15.15 Afternoon Tea & Coffee
15.15-16.30 The Scottish Cemetery Project in Kolkata
Lord Bruce
Furthering your British Indian research using Australian resources
Mary-Anne Gourley


7.00-10.30 Breakfast
8.45-9.00 Day Delegates sign in
Free Time, Experts will be on hand for 1:1 Sessions
Morning Tea & Coffee
10.30-10.45 Welcome Day Delegates
  Theatre 1
Historical, Trade & Military Insights
Theatre 2
Family History, Research
& Resources
10.45-12.00 How to Greet an Elephant: Cross-cultural Encounters and the First English Embassy to India
Nandini Das
Freemasons in India: finding your ancestors at the Museum of Freemasonry
Susan Snell
12.00-13.30 Lunch
13.30-14.45 Doctoring in the Tropics; Medical Life in Colonial India
Charles Hayter
The East India Company Cadetships
Ian Waller
14.45-15.15 Afternoon Tea & Coffee
15.15-16.30 A Head Ache and a Heart Ache: the Indian Army at Partition
Mike Tickner
The Indian Mutiny: some primary and secondary sources about those who fought on the British side
Hedley Sutton
16.30 Conference Closes

Booking information: To book your place at the FIBIS Conference, please go to the website: .
Conference Venue: Doubletree by Hilton Oxford Belfry Hotel, Milton Common, Thame, OX9 2JW.
If you would like to stay at the hotel on the night before the conference (Thursday 26 September) or on the final night (Sunday 29 September), special rates are available for Dinner, Bed and Breakfast. Please contact [email protected] to make a booking for these extra nights.