Community Heritage Network: Local Studies Day (Crime & Punishment in Devon)


This year’s Local Studies day has been organised by Plymouth Octopus Project (POP)’s Community Heritage Network, in partnership with Plymouth University’s Arts Institute, The Box, and the Old Plymouth Society.

During the day, local groups attending will display exhibitions on local history highlighting their current projects. This display will be open to the public and we actively encourage you to drop in throughout the day to talk about your own work.

At the Roland Levinsky Building, Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AA. Free tea & coffee will be provided together with alternate milks.

  • 8.00am – Exhibitors Only
  • 9.00am – Registration
  • 9.30am – Claire Skinner – Housekeeping and Welcome
  • 9.45am – Dr Sam Hauptman – Crime & Punishment in Modern Society – Why do we do it
  • 10.30am – Tea/Coffee
  • 11.00am – Dr Todd Gray – Plymouth & Enslavement from Slave Voyages to the 1830s
  • 11.45am – Simon Dell – Three Murders & a Suicide
  • 12.30pm – Lunch
  • 1.45pm – Updates on The Box, Elizabethan House and Libraries – Claire Skinner & Gloria Dixon
  • 2.15pm – Nicholas Guyatt – The Hated Cage: Dartmoor Prison & the War of 1812.
  • 3.15pm – Tea/Coffee
  • 3.45pm – lan Hogkins – Gruesome Deaths
  • 4.30pm – The Box, Archival Film Programme
  • 5.00pm – Close

NB: Please be aware that photographs may be taken at this event and used for our own recording and marketing purposes.  By booking on to this event you are giving your permission for your photograph to be used for the above purposes.

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