Monday 13 February 2017, 12:00pm - 02:00pm
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The Gentleman's Magazine: A Panorama of Georgian Surrey for Family and Local Historians - Julian Pooley
Julian will share his enthusiasm for the world’s first magazine, reporting domestic and foreign news, announcing the latest discoveries in science, medicine and technology, reviewing books and recording freak weather, births, marriages and military promotions. Its obituaries of the deceased laid the foundation for the laterDictionary of National Biography and are a major source for the lives and deaths of thousands of 18thcentury people.This talk provides an introduction to the magazine, explores its value for family and local historians and uncovers hidden stories of Surrey people and the county’s history throughout the Georgian period.