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Heritage Open Day - Talks at the Forum

Heritage Open Day Talks
Fri 11 Sept

The Heritage Open Days events in Norwich and Norfolk are a once-a-year chance to explore buildings, halls, cellars and ruins that are usually closed to the public.

Enjoy the history on your doorstep, unlocked and completely free of charge!

Today's FREE talks at The Forum

2pm - 3pm

A lecture by Professor Miri Rubin on the unique work The Life and Passion of William of Norwich written in the city c.1150. Professor of Medieval and Early Modern History, and Head of the School of History at Queen Mary University, Rubin’s specialism is European history and in particular themes of religious culture. She will discuss the C12th case of when the Jews of Norwich were accused of killing a boy. This is the first known case; others followed, with violent outcomes, all over Europe.

3pm - 5pm

A talk by Sophie Cabot and Maureen Leveton on the history of the Jewish Communities of Norwich from medieval times to the present in the City of Norwich. The lecture will also include discussions on the findings from the Chapelfield archaeological dig, as featured on the BBC’s History Cold Case.


HODS is organised by the Norwich Heritage Economic and Regeneration Trust and many local partners.

Go to the Heritage Open Days website to find out more.