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When the Cows Came Home
November 18, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Cattle and sheep were once a common sight and sound in country lanes and market towns. When, where and how do you remember them? As part of childhood or of working life? As a source of livelihood or food? As dangerous or friendly beasts? From far away or close enough to touch? Do any particular animals stand out? Whatever your perspective, come and share your experiences for an afternoon of listening and discussion.
This event is organised by the history team of FIELD, a Wellcome Trust-funded project that brings historians, social scientists, economists and epidemiologists together to research new approaches to endemic disease in British livestock farming. We are using oral history alongside other methods to learn how people’s lives and livelihoods were linked to livestock in the past and how that compares with today.
All ages are welcome. Refreshments will be provided.
Places are limited so all can enjoy the conversation. Booking essential, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org