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SNSBI Twenty-third annual conference

Gregynog Hall (near Newtown), Powys, 4th–7th April, 2014.

The main meeting was preceded by the postgraduate workshop from 2 to 4 April.

Friday April 4

  • Prys Morgan: Gregynog

Saturday April 5

  • Carole Hough: Belt and braces  —  the body metaphor and beyond in place-names

  • Alison Burns: Ghosts, Flukes and Hungry Hills  —  an overview of field-names from North East Scotland

  • Richard Morgan: Montgomeryshire place-names

  • John Baker: On the place-names of Shropshire

  • Alice Crook: Oddities and ambiguities: methodological issues in the consultation of the Scottish Old Parish Registers

  • Aengus Finnegan: Feighery, a Co. Offaly surname

  • Graham Collis: Looking for Angles and Saxons in the Lumbres Canton

  • Paul Cullen: On some Kentish surnames

  • Report from postgraduate workshop

  • Peter Kitson: Old English main road-names

Sunday April 6

  • Annual General Meeting

  • Project reports: (1) John and Sheila Rowlands: From patronymics to settled surnames in Wales: aspects and influences on transition; (2) Angharad Fychan: Golwg ar rai o'r enwau lleoedd y Canolbarth (Some place-names from mid-Wales)

  • Coach excursion to Clun, Shropshire

  • Thomas Owen Clancy: Saints in the Scottish landscape