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A lifetime of research: an interview with Fran Clifford

Tuesday 25 May 2021 7.30pm


Join us as we talk to local historian Fran Clifford about almost 40 years of research into the Eyam plague alongside her late husband John. We talk about old-school research in hushed Diocesan Record Offices, Eyam family trees, 17th century manuscripts, William Mompesson's terrible handwriting, publishing books and founding a museum on the way. Click here to register.

Interview with Lisa Manterfield

29 April 2021

We were delighted to welcome Lisa Manterfield, author of The Smallest Thing, a contemporary retelling of the Eyam plague story. This uncannily prescient novel, published in 2017, imagined what would happen if a deadly disease returned to Eyam today, forcing the village into a second quarantine. Listen to this for a fascinating conversation about relationships and community in a time of crisis, and being inspired by history just before it seemed to repeat itself...

Quarantines, vaccines and museums

Our conversation with Dr Jenner's House Museum and historian Rebecca Rideal about how the stories of our museums resonate in the time of Covid-19.

The Air of Freedom: Eyam Boot and Shoemakers' Strike 1918-20

This talk was given by Steve Bond on 28 January 2021.

Our Plague Year: Eyam Museum in conversation with HOME Manchester

Our curator, Owen Roberts, discusses HOME's Our Plague Year cartoon, with artist Nick Burton, in December 2020

Bakewell Old House Museum: impact of Coronavirus

This film was made in September 2020 as part of a joint project about the local impact of Covid