Retribution, performing passivity and protest anew: social and political relations in Kent after the Swing Riots

Date / time
Date(s) - 24 September
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


The 8th Annual Michael Nightingale Memorial Lecture will be given by Professor Carl Griffin (Professor of Historical Geography, University of Sussex)

In studies of rural social conflict two themes have dominated: on the one hand, studies of the major outbreaks of rural protest, and, on the other, analyses of everyday conflict and social relations. This lecture attempts to bring the two together by asking a rather different question: what happens to and in rural communities after major episodes of protest? The focus is the Swing Riots of 1830 and the years that ensued up until the implementation of the New Poor Law starting in the early months of 1835.

All welcome, booking not required and entry is free (voluntary retiring collection). There will be a wine reception before the lecture.

Organised jointly by the CCCU Centre for Kent History and Heritage and the Agricultural Museum, Brook

Location: Old Sessions House, Canterbury Christ Church University, Longport, Canterbury, Kent CT1 1PL