9.30am Registration and Coffee
9.50am Welcome: Dr Andrew Hopper and Dr Philip Major
10.00am “Oh how I love these Solitudes”: Thomas Fairfax and the Poetics of Retirement
Dr Philip Major (Birkbeck, University of London)
10.50am “In So Shifting a Scene”: Thomas Fairfax as the Lord of Man, 1652–1660
Dr John Callow (The Marx Library, Clerkenwell)
11.40am Coffee
12.10pm An Appleton Psalter: the Shared Devotions of Thomas Fairfax and Andrew Marvell
Rory Tanner (University of Ottawa)
1.00pm Lunch
2.00pm Anne and Thomas Fairfax, and the Vere 'Connection'
Professor Jacqueline Eales (Canterbury Christ Church University)
2.50pm “The Genius of the House”: Andrew Marvell’s Private Lord Fairfax
Keith Macdonald (University of Leicester)
3.40pm Afternoon tea
4.10pm Fairfax as a Horse Breeder
Professor Richard Nash (Indiana University)
5.00pm Images of Fairfax in Modern Literature and Film
Dr Andrew Hopper (University of Leicester)
6.00pm Wine (and 'Dark Lord' beer) reception


9.30am Sir Thomas Fairfax and siege warfare during the English civil wars
Robert Barcroft (Keele University)
10.30am Remembering (and Forgetting) Fairfax’s Battlefields
Dr Ian Atherton (Keele University)
11.30am Coffee
11.50am Naseby: Landscape of a Battlefield
Dr Mandy de Belin (University of Leicester)
12.50am Lunch
1.50pm Travel to Naseby by coach
2.30pm Battlefield tour conducted by members of the Naseby Battlefield Project
5.00pm Afternoon tea in Naseby area
5.30pm Return to Leicester by coach
6.10pm Arrive back in Leicester; conference ends

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The conference organisers are very grateful to the Society for Renaissance Studies for their financial support in sponsoring this event.

The organisers also acknowledge the generosity of Bateman's brewery who have kindly agreed to provide the thirsty delegates with three cases of Fairfax-inspired Dark Lord bitter.