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Forthcoming Folklore Society Events

“I was Satan’s Roadie”: Tracking the Devil in English Local Lore

  • 26/10/2021
  • 18:00-19:30
  • Online talk

Jeremy Harte (Curator, Bourne Hall Museum, Ewell, and author of the forthcoming Cloven Country: Legends of the Devil in England) talks about the Devil in local legends. ‘I was Satan’s roadie:’ Tracking the Devil in English local lore Part ogre, part buffoon, the Devil of local legend is very different from the theological one. Where...

Brother Workmen: Solidarity in Trade Folklore

  • 02/11/2021
  • 19.00-20.30
  • online event

    CHANGE OF LOCATION: NOW ONLINE ONLY Owing to the rising numbers of Covid infections, we have decided to cancel the live event and host the lecture Online Only. The lecture is free: book tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/brother-workmen-solidarity-in-trade-folklore-the-roy-palmer-lecture-2021-tickets-162987998491 In association with Martin Graebe for the roypalmerlecture.org, The Folklore Society is hosting the 2021 Roy Palmer...

The Katharine Briggs Lecture and Awards 2021

  • 16/11/2021
  • 18:00-19:30
  • Online

This year’s Katharine Briggs Lecture will be given online on Tuesday 16 November, 18:00-19:00 by Prof. Ian Russell (The Elphinstone Institute, University of Aberdeen) ‘Peace o’er the World’: Christmas Carolling in the Hope Valley For well over two and a half centuries the performance of distinctive carols has been a feature of the seasonal holiday...

Mermaids: Fish, Flesh or Fowl

  • 30/11/2021
  • 18:00-19:30
  • Online talk

By popular demand, another chance to hear Sophia Kingshill’s talk Mermaids: Fish, Flesh or Fowl,  online on Tuesday 30 November 2021, 18:00-19:30 GMT What is a mermaid? Nothing so simple as a woman with a fish’s tail. Mythology, symbolism, literature, art, folktale and ballad have all influenced her development, and male attitudes to women are...

Rescheduled and new Folklore Society events coming soon!