When the cows came home

As part of an academic research project on livestock farming, an afternoon of listening and conversation is being held at The Maltings on Monday 18 November 2019, 2.00-4.30pm.

Cattle and sheep were once a common sight and sound in market towns as well as country lanes. When, where and how do you remember them? From childhood or as part of working life? From far away or close enough to touch? As dangerous or friendly beasts? As a source of food or livelihood? Do any individual animals or events stand out? Whatever your memories, we are keen to hear them. 

All ages welcome, refreshments provided – FREE admission, however booking in advance is advised.

This event is organised by the history team of FIELD, a Wellcome-funded project that brings historians, social scientists, economists and epidemiologists together to research new approaches to endemic disease in British livestock farming. FIELD uses oral history alongside other methods to learn how people‚Äôs lives and livelihoods were linked to livestock in the past and how that compares with today. 

For more details contact Sue Bradley: susan.bradley@ncl.ac.uk Tel: 0191 208 3505


When the cows came home is part of the Being Human Festival, led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Academy: beinghumanfestival.org

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