Research and Speaker requests – Book a speaker

Research interests

My research encompasses the wide range of holy, healing and notable water sources – predominantly springs and wells, but other areas as well.

I am actively engaged in researching for my In search of England’s holy and healing wells series of which the following have been published:

Holy and Healing Wells of Essex

Holy and Healing Wells of Hertfordshire

Holy and Healing Wells of Nottinghamshire

Holy and Healing Wells of Derbyshire

Holy and Healing Wells of Lincolnshire

Holy and Healing Wells of Kent

Holy and Healing Wells of Middlesex

Holy and Healing Wells of Cambridgeshire

Other volumes in preparation:

Holy and Healing Wells of Huntingdonshire

Holy and Healing Wells of Norfolk

Holy and Healing Wells of Suffolk

Holy and Healing Wells of Staffordshire

Holy and Healing Wells of Warwickshire

Holy and Healing Wells of Northamptonshire

Holy and Healing Wells of Bedfordshire

Holy and Healing Wells of Berkshire

Holy and Healing Wells of Oxfordshire

Holy and Healing Wells of Sussex

Research into modern ritual use of holy and healing wells. I have been engaged on surveying votive offerings focusing particularly rag tied to trees or fabric of wells. I am undertaking a survey see here. https://insearchofholywellsandhealingsprings.com/survey-on-votive-offerings-at-holy-and-healing-springs-please-contribute/

Outside of holy wells I have been doing extensive research into Calendar customs, folklore and are working on a guide to wayside graves!

Talks

Understandably my research has led me to being asked to attend local history groups and conventions. I have done a number of talks to a wide range of audiences and are happy to do talks, travelling taken into consideration. Previous talks have included:

Empyrean

Lichfield discovered

Roots Festival

Ritual ‘Litter’ Redressed: The heritage of contemporary deposits at the University of Hertfordshire

If you like to book me for a talk please contact me below on this page and I shall get back to you as soon as possible. Copies of my talks, currently just the powerpoints are available on my Academia site https://independent.academia.edu/Pixyledpublications

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