Thursday, 20 February 2020

Tuesday 10 March 2020, Dr Alec Gill MBE 'Superstitions: Folk Magic in Hull's Fishing Community'

Why 'of all seafarers ... are none more superstitious than fishermen'? Hull's celebrated social-folk historian and psychologist Dr Alec Gill MBE has pondered this question for almost four decades and offers some answers in his talk and e-book, based on his in-depth study of the fishing families of Hessle Road. One of his prime conclusions is that the fishing fraternity perpetuate primitive superstitious beliefs because they live constantly under the shadow of death - Arctic trawlermen worked in the most dangerous job in the world. 

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12 May: Philippa Wood, Curator, Burton Constable Foundation, 'Drink, Dance and Decadence - the Gilded Age' (President's Evening)
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