Thursday, October 6, 2016

Book Now for SNSBI 26th Annual Conference in Oxford

SNSBI 26TH Annual Conference, March 2017 

The next Spring conference will be held from 24– 27 March, 2017 at the Milton Hill House Hotel, Steventon, Oxfordshire 

The conference location commemorates the earlier county survey volumes of Margaret Gelling: Milton Hill was historically in Berkshire and is now in Oxfordshire. Many of the conference papers will relate to Oxfordshire and the surrounding counties but papers on all regions of Britain and Ireland will be welcome. 

The first circular for the conference is enclosed with this newsletter and further details and a call for papers appear on p 6. 

Please note that bookings and deposits must be received by 15 October, 2016, to reserve accommodation.

The speaker on Friday evening will be Ros Faith, on farming in woodland and in downland. Papers on placenames of Oxfordshire and the surrounding region will cover topics including: Anglo-Saxon estates, animals and place-names, field-names and archaeology. 

To celebrate the publication of The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland, we also have a number of papers on personal names of the area: locative surnames of Oxfordshire, South Midlands surnames, names of the Gloucestershire Cotswolds. 

The coach excursion on the Sunday afternoon will be led by Ann Cole. She will be taking us around South Oxfordshire and the Chilterns – the area that was the focus of her case studies in The Landscape of Place-Names

Please remember to complete and return your booking form, by email or post by 15 October, 2016. The form is enclosed with this newsletter.