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The History Committee

The History Committee is a Committee of the Court and exists to encourage the study and promotion of the Company’s history, primarily through its “Heritage Talks” and "History Committee Workshops".

You can find full Terms of Reference for the Committee here.


Hugh Carson (Chairman) Thomas Hay
The Master  Henry Hamilton-Turner
Dudley Buchanan Professor Caroline Barron
William Fell Dr Penny Carson
Richard Sax James Winterbotham
Jeremy Orme  

The Committee meets three times a year. The upcoming dates are:

  • Tuesday 26 October 2021
  • Tuesday 22 February 2022

You can find more dates in the Company Diary.

You can contact the Committee or request a copy of the minutes of the most recent meeting by emailing membership@skinners.org.uk


Heritage Talk - Monday 1 November 2021

Heritage Talk - Monday 11 April 2022


Heritage Talk - Wednesday 12 May 2021 - When the Fur Flew: An Oral History of the Fur Trade, via Zoom

Livery Companies and Dining with Professor Sarah Milne - 4th November 2019 - You can find out about this event here

“When the Fur Flew”, An Oral History of the Fur Trade - April 2019 - You can read about the talk and download slides and other printed material here.

Armistice Commemoration - November 2018 - Skinners gathered to commemorate Company members that died in the First World War and to hear a presentation given by Past Master John Hitchins based on his research into the Skinners listed on the Company’s War memorial. You can read more about the Commemoration and see a copy of the commemorative booklet here.

"A History of the Company in 6 or 7 Objects" - April 2018 - As the title suggests the speakers used 6 or 7 priceless Company objects to provide fascinating glimpses into the Company’s history. You can look through the presentation slides here, and you will find the speaker biographies here.


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