MADE IN THE JEWELLERY QUARTER DAY SCHOOL

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MADE IN THE JEWELLERY QUARTER DAY SCHOOL

Event Details

Date/Time

Date(s) - 15/06/2013
10:00 am - 4:15 pm

Event Location

University of Birmingham
Summer Row
Birmingham

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MADE IN THE JEWELLERY QUARTER DAY SCHOOL

Would you like to learn more about the diverse and fascinating history of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter and its surrounding area?

‘Made in the Jewellery Quarter: People, Place and Things’ will feature talks from six speakers from the Assay Office, the University of Birmingham, local heritage organisations and local industry. Firstly, Sally Hoban will provide an update on the Assay Office’s new building and Dr Sue Tungate will speak about Matthew Boulton’s Soho Mint.

Following these talks, Sue Thomas will discuss the making of the Jewellery Quarter as a dissenting community in the early 19th Century and Simon Buteux, Director of the Birmingham Conservation Trust, will talk about the importance of heritage in the Quarter, including an update on the Newman Brothers Coffin Fitting Works. Finally, John Berkeley OBE, former Chairman of Brandauer Holdings (a long-established precision engineering firm on the edge of the Jewellery Quarter), will discuss the Birmingham Pen Trade. There will also be a chance to hear Dr Malcolm Dick talk about a new book about Matthew Boulton published by Ashgate.

Tickets for the Day School are priced at £36 per person, including refreshments and lunch. To book a place visit http://shop.bham.ac.uk and click on ‘Other Courses’. Follow the link from ‘Jewellery Quarter History Day.’ Alternatively, contact Dr Malcolm Dick in the Centre for West Midlands History at the University of Birmingham on 0121 415 8253 or email m.m.dick@bham.ac.uk.

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