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Sarah E Doig

BMus (Hons), DipLib




I am available to give the following talks to clubs, societies and other interested groups in Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire and Essex. Each talk is illustrated using a PowerPoint presentation and all are approximately 50-55 minutes long. I can bring all my own equipment, i.e. laptop, projector and screen.  


Education, education, education: Victorian village schools

A job for life: the history of apprenticeship and guilds

"The Compleat Parish Officer": supporting the local community in the eighteenth century

"There is no such thing as a good tax": government revenue-earning schemes through the centuries


“Youth Must Have Some Dalliance”: a romp through Henry the Eighth’s life through the eyes of his wives, mistresses and court observers

Entertainment in Elizabethan England: music, dance, literature, sports and pastimes

We Will Remember Them: The lives and deaths of British men who fought in the First World War


The A to Z of Curious Suffolk

“To relieve need and distress”: the story of East Anglian almshouses

The rise and decline of the Victorian Reading Room

Daniel Defoe’s Tour of the Eastern Counties in 1722: an eighteenth century writer’s view of the region

Some of the many lovely comments about my talks:

“Thank you so much for such an interesting and enjoyable talk. I heard very many appreciative comments after it!”

“The packed room was enthralled.”

“Many thanks for giving your talk last night. It was very well received and our members have expressed an interest in asking you to talk on another of your topics next year.”

“I am writing with formal thanks for the interesting and informative talk you gave our members at last Wednesday’s meeting. Having heard from several of the members since, I can tell it was very well received.”