To be held at the Société Jersiaise, 7 Pier Road, St Helier, Jersey from 9th September to 11th September 2016. Read the full prorgamme and register to attend here.


9th September – 11th September 2016


Friday 9th September 2016


7.30pm Vin d’Honneur

7.55pm Welcome:  Colin Perchard, President, Société Jersiaise

8.00pm Professor Tim Thornton, University of Huddersfield 

The Joan Stevens Lecture: Westminster and the Channel Islands from the 14th to 16th Centuries


Saturday 10th September - All day, lunch and supper


9.00am Registration and Coffee

9.20am Introduction:  Neil Molyneux, former President, Société Jersiaise

9.40am Robert Waterhouse, Société Jersiaise Field Archaeologist Archaeology and the Historic Record: The Chapel at La Hougue Bie and the Parish Church of Grouville, Jersey

10.20am Professor Christophe Maneuvrier, University of Caen L'usage des sceaux de villageois en Normandie continentale et dans les îles anglo-normandes (XIIIe-XIVe)         

11.00am Discussion

11.15am Coffee etc

11.30am Julien Deshayes, Animateur de Valognes Portbail and the Channel Islands

12.10pm Dr Sue Johns, University of Bangor

12.50pm Discussion

1.10pm Lunch (Sandwiches)

2.00pm Peter Bisson, Société Jersiaise The Manorial System in the Channel Islands

2.40pm Marie-Louise Backhurst, Société Jersiaise The Founding of the Abbey of St Helier

3.00pm Dr Simon Harris, University of Keele The Channel Islands Assize Rolls

3.30pm Discussion

4.00pm Tea

4.10pm Neil Molyneux, former President, Société Jersiaise, The Priory of St Clement

5.00-5.30pm Discussion

7.00pm Supper – Medieval Music by Minstrelsye


Sunday 11th September-All day including lunch


9.30am Linda Romeril, Archivist, Jersey Archive Jersey’s Medieval Charters

10.00am John McCormack, La Société Guernesiaise A Medieval Brewhouse

10.20am Coffee

10.30am Richard Hocart, La Société Guernesiaise Open Fields in St Martin’s, Guernsey

11.00am Philip Stevens, Société Jersiaise Settlement and Agriculture in Medieval Jersey

11.40am Dr Richard Axton, La Société Serquaise Some puzzles in Sark’s medieval history

12.20pm Discussion


2.00-4.30pm Tour of medieval sites


Programme subject to change      


Société Jersiaise  Tel: 01534 758314  Email:

Please return THIS FORM with your cheque to:  Société Jersiaise, 7 Pier Road, St Helier, JE2 4XW, Jersey