The Gentleman's Magazine

Founded in 1731, The Gentleman’s Magazine was the world’s first magazine, reporting domestic and foreign news, announcing the latest discoveries in science, medicine and technology, reviewing books and recording freak weather, births, marriages and military promotions. Its obituaries of the deceased laid the foundation for the later Dictionary of National Biography and are a major source for the lives and deaths of thousands of 18 th century people. This talk provides an introduction to the magazine, explores its value for family and local historians and uncovers hidden stories of Oxfordshire people and the county’s history throughout the Georgian period.

Speaker Bio:  Julian Pooley works at the Berkshire Record Office and one of his  projectts is researching the Gentleman’s Magazine.

This talk will be over Zoom so only available to members.

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