The Norwich Society


TALK The Ups and Downs of Elm Hill, c.1450-2023 Speaker by Victor Morgan

  • Tue 5 Mar 2024
  • Open to all
  • The Forum, Millennium Plain, NR2 1TF
  • 6:30 pm
  • £8.00 non-members / £4.00 members

Today Elm Hill is considered to be one of Norwich’s major tourist attractions, yet it has experienced a number of economic and social ups and downs and cultural transformations since the late-medieval period. In some ways these encapsulate changes in the City as a whole. But despite what is sometimes assumed, Elm Hill was never a ‘typical’ Norwich street. Drawing on documents, historical illustrations and the surviving standing structures Victor will tell the story.

Victor Morgan came to UEA as an undergraduate in 1965. He has been around at UEA and in Norfolk almost ever since! At one time Director of the Centre of East Anglian Studies. He also been Harkness Fellow In the US for two years during which time he was a participant at the Davis Center for Advanced Historical Studies, Princeton University; teaching at The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore; visiting fellow, Clare Hall Cambridge; Leverhulme Research Fellow at The National Portrait Gallery, London; and an AHRC Research Fellow. 

Victor has always been interested in how best to teach history and how to teach more generally. This is reflected in the seven years he spent ‘post-retirement’ working half-time for UEA’s Centre for Staff and Educational Development. From the outset of his career he has been involved in various forms of extra-mural teaching throughout the region. In part this is because his own research interests have focused on East Anglia. Currently he lectures on behalf of NORAH, a charity that supports the work of the Norfolk Record Office. For much of this he was given an award by UEA for his contribution to its community engagement.