We are delighted to announce that the Call for Papers 2018 is now open for this year’s conference. Proposals are welcomed for 20 minute papers relating to Reformation and Post-Reformation Catholic History in the British Isles. Keynote lectures will be given by Professor Eamon Duffy; Dr Susan O’Brien; Dr Caroline Bowden; Professor Maurice Whitehead and Rev Dr James Pereiro. We are also bringing back our informal discussion of works in progress, giving you the opportunity to present short statements of current research or projects, or to ask for help with a research problem. Come along and tell us what you are working on! All proposals should be submitted by Friday 8 June 2018.

Conference Booking is also open. Please note that there are a limited number of bedrooms available at Murray Edwards College this year. If you require accommodation, you are advised to book as soon as possible. Bookings will be subject to availability. The deadline for registration is Friday 29 June 2018.

If there is anything we can help with, or any further enquiries, please get in touch at or via our social media pages. The Conference Secretary, Dr Serenhedd James, can be contacted at and the Conference Director, Dr Hannah Thomas, can be contacted at General enquiries relating to bookings should, in the first instance, be directed to the Conference Secretary.

We look forward to seeing you in Cambridge in July.


20th July 2015


The Catholic Record Society’s 2017 conference was held at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge, 24–26 July. Our keynote speakers were Jan MachielsenMaría Jesús Pérez Jáuregui, and Alexander Lock. The programme included another exciting mix of all time periods and even geographies, and speakers from all rungs of the career ladder.



The Catholic Record Society’s 2016 conference was held at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge, 25-27 July. Our keynote speakers were Alison Shell (UCL), Mary Heimann (Cardiff), and Alban Hood (Douai Abbey). The programme was a testament to the exciting directions research on Catholics in Britain and Ireland is currently taking. This storify collections all tweets of the papers.



Our 2015 conference took place at Downing College, Cambridge, from 20-22 July, for which the conference programme is here. This storify collects all tweets of the papers.