We associate belief in magic and the supernatural with the superstitions of the distant past. But belief in fairies, boggarts, ghosts and witches persisted in the countryside, towns and cities, right up to the modern age.
Join four leading historians of the supernatural as they explore stories of the uncanny and how these were shaped by their own times and different geographical spaces, from the rural Oxfordshire of Lark Rise to Candleford, to the heart of English witch-hunting in East Anglia, to industrial Manchester and the Victorian city.
How this lecture series will work
A new recorded lecture will be released weekly each Monday, for the four weeks of the series. (See release dates below.)
There will be a live, online Q&A sessions for you to join - your chance to ask questions of the speakers. This will be held from 5-6pm (UTC) on Thursday 17 February.
The recorded lectures will remain online and available to watch and review until Thursday 24 February. (For reasons of data privacy, the Q&A sessions will not be recorded.)