Lectures and Conference Papers presented

Lectures & Conference Papers


Witches and Wisemen in the Folk Tales of Lincolnshire – Museum of Witchcraft & Magic Conference, Boscastle

Legends of the Lincolnshire Carrs – North Lincolnshire Folklore in Words & Song (Scunthorpe Central Library Heritage Open Days event)


Black Shuck: black dogs and other curious creatures from East Anglian folklore - Fear in the Fens Festival, Downham Market

Rev. John Cranmer Dening – Anglican Curate and Psychical Researcher - Fear in the Fens Festival, Downham Market

Catch a ‘Walking Toad’ ”: Exploring the Rituals and Practices of the Toadmen of East Anglia - Folklore Society Conference (Museum of English Rural Life, University of Reading)


Peterborough Mummers’ Play Paper – Performance in Legend at Tradition (a Folklore Society Conference) Chipping Norton

Old Fenland Storytellers – Cambridge History Festival



The Witches of Warboys - Law and Crime in Legend and Tradition (a Folklore Society Conference) Huntingdon

Cambridgeshire May Day Customs - Folklore Society Conference (University of Exeter)

Lincolnshire Folk Tales seminar - Lincolnshire Children's Book Group


History of Fairy Belief - Keynote Speech - British Society of Dowser's Conference (Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester)


Peterborough Mummer's Play - Mummers' Symposium, Bath


Cambridgeshire Children's Customs - The Folklore Society Conference (University of Worcester)


Exploring the Supernatural Beliefs of Lincolnshire - The Folklore Society Conference (Leeds Trinity University)


Revisiting the Legends of the Carrs -  The Folklore Society Conference (Warburg Institute, University of London)


‘Old Tetty and her cowslips’ exploring the rural calendar customs and rituals of the Lincolnshire Carrs in the late 19th & early 20th Century - Ritual Year and Gender Conference (University of Cork, Eire)


Thomas and John Clarkson: Suffolk Residents and forgotten heroes - The Athenaeum, Bury St Edmunds

Heroes and Abolition: How the need for a hero led to the rewriting of History - Society for Storytelling Annual Gathering (Pocklington School)