Provisional Conference Programme Announced

28 Mar | News,


British India: Exploring Colonial Life and Family History

The presentations will be held in 2 theatres running simultaneously over the three conference days

Theatre 1: Historical, Trade & Military Insights

Theatre 2: Family History, Research & Resource

FRIDAY 27th September 

1:1 SESSIONS  – Morning spent with the Experts 

JODY EAST – “How Brighton Pavilion was used as a hospital for Indian Soldiers during WW1

JEF PAGEThe East India Company from 1600-1860s. Spices, Trade, Empire & Power”

JANET FEWAre you Sitting Comfortably? telling your family’s story’

ELSE CHURCHILLWhat the Society of Genealogists holds in its archives and library relating to British India and the Far East”

Evening – Dinner and after dinner entertainment – Quizmaster Hedley Sutton from the British Library

SATURDAY 28th September 

SOPHIE KAYMemsahib and Mother: Centring the Female Experience of the British Raj.”

ROBERT IVERMEEHooghly: The Global History a River”. 

KAREN DE BRUYNE“Researching British India, beyond India”.

IAN WALLER “East India Company Cadetships”.

MARY-ANNE GOURLEYFurthering your British Indian research using Australian resources.”

LORD BRUCE “The Scottish Cemetery Project in Kolkata”

GERALDINE CHARLES – “Once Upon a Time …  Far Across the Sea”

Evening – Drinks Reception, Gala Dinner, After Dinner Speaker

SUNDAY29th September

Free Time – with Experts on hand for 1:1 

NANDINI DAS  – “How to Greet an Elephant: Cross-cultural Encounters and the First English Embassy to India”

CHARLES HAYTER Doctoring in the Tropics: Medical Life in Colonial India

SUSAN SNELL“Freemasons in India: finding your ancestors at the Museum of Freemasonry”

MIKE TICKNER“A Head Ache and a Heart Ache: the Indian Army at Partition.” 

RICHARD MORGAN Title still to be notified

The “Early Bird” offer expires at midnight on Sunday, 31st March 2024.

You can save up to £76 on two delegates booking the full 3 day conference.

Come and join us – a warm welcome awaits