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Previous Folklore Society Events

Folklore and Anthropology in Conversation

  • 26th October 2017
  • Royal Anthropological Institute, 50 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 5BT

This, the third joint seminar of the Folklore Society and the Royal Anthropological Institute, will take place on Thursday 26 October, from 10:00 to 17:00, at The Royal Anthropological Institute, 50 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 5BT.  The general theme will be ‘Folklore and Anthropology in Conversation’, continuing from last year’s presentations. This event is free,...

Performance in Legend and Tradition

  • 2nd — 3rd September 2017
  • The Theatre, 2 Spring St, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 5NL

Performance in Legend and Tradition: the Twelfth Legendary Weekend of The Folklore Society Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 September 2017 In comes I, says Robbin to Bobbin. There were three Straw Bears and the little one said, rough music! Will the Phantom of the Opera feature in the Scottish play? This cold night will turn...

Folklore from the Cradle to the Grave: FLS AGM conference 2017

  • 31st March — 2nd April 2017
  • 13:00—14:00
  • Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1SR

“Folklore from the Cradle to the Grave” The Folklore Society’s AGM conference 2017, jointly hosted with Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland, and Celtic and Scottish Studies, University of Edinburgh. Friday 31 March – Sunday 2 April 2017 at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1SR Keynote Speaker: Professor Margaret Bennett, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland: ‘“By request,...

“The Wild Hunt and the Witches” lecture by Ronald Hutton

  • 22nd February 2017
  • 17:00—18:00
  • The Senate Room, Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

SOLD OUT The Wild Hunt and the Witches A public lecture by Professor Ronald Hutton (University of Bristol) Wednesday 22 February, 17.00-18.00, at The Senate Room, Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU. Tickets £5.00. To book, contact thefolkloresociety@gmail.com or tel. 0207 862 8564

Once a Year: Some Traditional British Customs

  • 13th December 2016
  • 17:00—18:00
  • The Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB

Once a Year: Some Traditional British Customs An illustrated talk by Homer Sykes about the customs and seasonal events depicted in his very much expanded new edition of his book “Once a Year”. Homer will have signed copies on sale after the talk. Tuesday 13 December 2016 in the lecture room at The Warburg Institute, Woburn...

The Katharine Briggs Lecture and Book Award 2016

  • 9th November 2016
  • 18:30—20:30
  • The Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB

The Katharine Briggs Lecture 2016 will be given by Patricia Lysaght, RIA, Emerita Professor of European Ethnology, University College Dublin, and former editor of Folklore ‘From the British Museum to the Great Blasket: Robin Flower and the Western Island’ Wednesday 9 November 2016, 6.30 pm, at The Warburg Institute, University of London After the lecture, there will be a...

Folklore and Anthropology in Conversation: SOLD OUT

  • 27th October 2016
  • Royal Anthropological Institute, 50 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 5BT

Folklore and Anthropology in Conversation A joint symposium of The Folklore Society and The Royal Anthropological Institute Thursday 27 October 2016, 10.00—17.00 There will be 6 presenters,  3 each from The Folklore Society and the Royal Anthropological Institute. The presenters from The Folklore Society are: Prof. James H. Grayson – ‘Tales in Textual Transmission and Oral...

Food and Drink in Legend and Tradition

  • 3rd — 4th September 2016
  • St Nick's Environment Centre (formerly York Environment Centre), Rawdon Ave, York YO10 3ST, UK

Food and Drink in Legend and Tradition: The Eleventh Legendary Weekend of The Folklore Society. 3—4 September 2016, at St. Nick’s Environment Centre in York, YO10 3ST Raise your glasses, please, to the importance of old traditions! Mine’s a Hobgoblin. Has the King of the Bean put out a mince pie for Santa? Four and...