"The Great Plague in Cambridge" - Your Cambridge Heritage

St. Giles' Church, Castle Street, Cambridge, CB3 0AQ

In 1665 and 1666 the plague returned to England. Cambridge hoped to stay clear, but in July 1665 it was identified in the town. This talk describes its horrific progress from parish to parish, and what the towns folk experienced during the long hot summers of 1665 and 1666, with the university and the colleges closed and trade at a standstill. Dr. Evelyn Lord, Emeritus Fellow of Wolfson College, is the speaker. Dr. Lord's research interests are in the field of Local History and she is the author of 'The Great Plague: a People's History', among others.

Your Cambridge Heritage is a series of free lectures hosted by the Friends of St. Giles' Church, given every second Thursday of the month in St Giles' Church. Refreshments are served from 10.30am. Further Friends events can be viewed on their website: www.fosgc.org