Do you have research to present?
BFWG Research Presentations Day
Saturday May 17th 2014 11am – 4pm
At BFWG HQ London
Closing date for abstract submissions for Research Presentations Day Friday March 14th
BFWG gives £100 each year at the Research Presentations Day to the postgraduate student who gives what is considered the best presentation of her research to the non-specialist but well educated audience.
Go to BFWG Research Presentations Day 2014 to find out more and for an abstract form. All are welcome to attend the Day (free to bona fide students; £10 to others; sandwich lunch provided) even if they do not make a presentation. It is a good networking event for all.
Conspiracy of Secrets
Bobbie Neate is an author and new BFWG member who recently gave an intriguing talk to our Winchester Association about her book “Conspiracy of Secrets”. Here is her blog:
My personal detective story is about a conspiracy that happened one hundred years ago.
To my amazement I discovered that our elderly and married Prime Minister had an illegitimate son with a young girl just before WWI. Further political figures of the early twentieth century and aristocratic families conspired to cover up this birth and colluded with our Liberal Prime Minister H.H. Asquith in the year 1912 to keep this secret. That child was my stepfather.
Both through family trauma and then through mounting interest my journey continued as I set to learn the truth about Asquith's illegitimate son. It was a secret the conspirers had tried to cover up for one hundred years. And they nearly got away with it. It is scary that the secret is still being protected from prying eyes, as no politician or the powerful families involved will break their silence. Historians of that period seem strangely quiet as well.
BFWG ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND CONFERENCE
11-13 JULY AT SWANSEA UNIVERSITY
EDUCATION FOR ALL
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: PROFESSOR TERESA REES CBE
WOMEN IN THE ACADEMY
For all details and booking arragements please refer to the BFWG Winter News 2013.
The Early Bird Registration Fee of £35 finishes on 28 February