Living with water in early modern England: exploring and understanding flooding in the past for the present and future

Event Type: Branch

Takes Place: 18th March 2024

Time: 7.30pm

Venue: Tewkesbury Methodist Church, High St, Tewkesbury GL20 5BB and online on Zoom

Description: This talk will explore what it meant to live alongside water in early modern England. Based on a case study of Kingston-Upon-Hull, it will examine evidence for how communities of the past adapted to and governed their watery environment. The talk will also share the work of the University of Hull’s Risky Cities project which invited communities to participate in creative workshops about flooding based on original archival research into the city’s water and flood history. It will demonstrate that flood histories can be a powerful tool for shaping flood resilience today and a necessary part of the conversation about living with an uncertain climate future. Hannah is an historical geographer based at the University of Hull with specialisms in early modern history, gender, and the environment. She is currently based in the Risky Cities project where she researches people’s relationship with their watery landscapes in the past.

How to book: Contact details – Janet Graham at or Robert Sutton on 01242 574889

Price: Members and students free entry to all talks, visitors £3 entrance fee

Tel: 01242 574889



Lecturer: Dr Hannah Worthern, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Energy & Environment Institute at the University of Hull

Comments: If you wish to join via Zoom please register here:

Region: West Midlands

Branch: Gloucestershire

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