'Schoolmasters on trial in 15th and 16th Centuries'

Series Name Leicester Lit and Phil Society
Speaker Dr Ben Parsons, School of History
Type Lectures & Talks
Starts at Nov 18, 2013 07:30 PM
Ends at Nov 18, 2013 08:30 PM
Venue Hugh Aston Building at De Montfort University
Open To Public
Ticket Price £3
For Bookings Contact Ann Fuchs, 01455 202370, ann@fuchsfoundation.org

‘That which stains a new pot’; Schoolmasters on trial in the 15th and 16th Centuries’ is the lecture to be given by Dr Ben Parsons to the Lit and Phil Society on Monday 18th November.

Dr Parsons  specialises in late  medieval and early modern literature and is particularly interested in the functions of violence in the later middle ages especially in the context of education.  His lecture will concentrate on the new laws targeting schools in the 15th and 16th centuries which resulted in teachers tried for assault, for inciting riots, and even in one case for high treason.   The talk will examine some of these colourful cases in order to understand the status and circumstances of teachers during this period of history.    This will be a particularly interesting lecture for those who work in today’s modern educational system.

The lecture will be at the Hugh Aston Building at De Montfort University at 7.30pm.

Visitors are welcome at £3 a ticket.

The Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society has a venerable history stretching back to the early 19th Century.  We exist to advance education in literature, science and art for the benefit of all people.

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