A 17th-century Christmas

Speaker: Tim Healey

Tue, 7 Dec 2021

About the lecture:

A 17th-century Christmas:  an entertaining romp through Yuletide celebrations at the time of the English Civil War and Restoration. Wassailing rites, frost fairs, Twelfth Night customs – and the Puritan backlash against Christmas itself – all encompassed with a wealth of colourful Powerpoint images.

Our lecturer: Tim Healey

Tim Healey is a freelance writer and broadcaster. A frequent contributor to the Oxford Times colour magazine Limited Edition, he has also presented many programmes on BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4, chiefly on heritage themes and the popular music of the past.  Tim is also director of the 17th-century costume band the Oxford Waits with whom he appears in period attire.