Welcome to the GSV

Webcasts

Clockmakers of London
Presenter: Jill Watson
Jill Watson discusses the history of clock and watchmaking in England through the eyes of seven generations of her ancestors.
Topics related to this webcast: England, Family-Histories
Migration to Australia - Departure and the Journey
Presenter: Stephen Hawke
In the second of his talks on migration Stephen Hawke examines the conditions emigrants experienced prior to and during the voyage. He looks at the resources available to assist with researching the subject.
Topics related to this webcast: England, Immigration, Shipping
The Jarrow Crusade and March
Presenter: David Down
The social consequences of unemployment caused by the closure of a major industry in the North of England during the 1930s is discussed. The Jarrow Crusade and March to London to present a petition for assistance from parliament is contrasted to the earlier reform movements.
Topics related to this webcast: England, Unemployed
Radicalism, Reform and Chartism
Presenter: Barbara Beaumont
The reform movements and Chartism in the north of England during the 19th century is discussed in this presentation. Barbara describes the reforms promoted and their outcomes.
Topics related to this webcast: Chartism, England
Surgeons & Apothecaries:
Presenter: Penny Mercer
Penny Mercer describes her research into her family of Surgeons and Apothecaries living in Cornwall during the 18th and 19th centuries.
Topics related to this webcast: England, Family-Histories, Surgeons
Presenter: Cherilyn Tillman
Cherilyn Tillman provides a brief history of tuberculosis and talks about the impact of the disease on her family in the 19th and 20th centuries. Tuberculosis handout (pdf)
Topics related to this webcast: England, Pandemics
Presenter: Cathy Carman
In this presentation Cathy Carman explores the rise of Chartism and reform in England during the 19th century with special reference to the South West Counties.
Topics related to this webcast: Chartism, England