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A full day seminar on English research with leading English experts Else Churchill and Alec Tritton.

WHEN – Monday 23 March 2020, 9am – 5pm

WHERE – Scots Church – Robert White Hall
Corner of Collins & Russell Streets, Melbourne


COST – includes a morning tea and biscuits and tea/coffee during the lunch break and the afternoon tea break. For lunch you can bring your own or get something from one of the nearby cafes or coffee shops.

Pre-book – by 16 March 2020 to be in the draw for several hundred $$$ in prizes.

  • pre-booked (by 16 Mar 2020) – $95
  • on the day – $110

Refund policy – early booking is safe. If your circumstances change between your booking and the event, preventing you from attending, we will refund your booking fee in full – as long as you let us know by the day before the event.


MONDAY 23 March 2020

9.00am – registration and exhibition

9.25am – welcome and seminar introduction

9.30am – Outside the church – nonconformist records ‐ Alec Tritton

10.20am – break and exhibition

10.50am – Probate records before and after 1858 ‐ Else Churchill

11.40am – Apprenticeships before 1850 in the city, borough and parish ‐ Alec Tritton

12.30pm – prize draw

12.40pm – lunch break and exhibition

2.00pm – 19th century newspapers: 18th century journals & local directories, poll books ‐ Else Churchill

2.50pm – Before the workhouse: the old poor laws ‐ Alec Tritton

3.40pm – break and exhibition

4.00pm – London problems and solutions ‐ Else Churchill

4.50pm – closing questions – both speakers

5.00pm – close


Food & drink

  • morning tea break – tea/coffee and biscuits will be provided
  • lunch break – bring you own or go to one of the many nearby cafes or coffee shops. Tea/coffee will be available at the venue
  • afternoon tea break – tea/coffee will be available at the venue

Location and access – Scots Church, Corner of Collins & Russell Streets, Melbourne – Robert White Hall

  • tram – the nearest tram stop is 150 metres away – 101 Collins St, stop 7
  • car – there is a Wilson car park at the back of Scots Church (entry from Little Collins St).
    Early bird parking (entry before 9am and leave after 2pm) is $40.


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