Blencowe Families’ Association Newsletter Vol. 23 No. 3 August 2008

News from Oxford

Marjory Szurko (Librarian of Oriel College who addressed those who attended the Oxford Reunion in 2007) wrote:

“The Second Year History undergraduates have what they call a ‘Thesis History Fair’ in May to prepare them for the extended essay that they have to write in their third year, and I was invited to be on the College’s stall this year.  It was held in the Examination Schools.

I thought that I would make up a 14th century sweet recipe and also bring along Lady Ann’s Receipt book with a little explanatory note to show them that recipes tell a lot about the people of the day.  The stall was very popular, needless to say!  Everyone liked the Pine Nut Fudge in the recipe I made...


The Receipt Book of Lady Anne Blencowe is available for £8 plus postage and handling and is a worthwhile inclusion in any home library.

updated: 31 October 2008