Trustee Ashley Mortimer gave his first talk and indeed the first Doreen Valiente Foundation talk in Lincoln in July this year. Ashley spoke at the Crow & Greenman Moot in Lincoln about Doreen's life and works, about how the Centre For Pagan Studies has been progressing and about the newly formed Doreen Valiente FOundation. A collection of some of Doreen's personal items was displayed and exhibited and Ashley delivered a talk from a script Doreen wrote and gave several times herself during the sixties.
Although John Belham-Payne has been giving talks under the banner of the Centre For Pagan Studies for a number of years the Foundation is dedicated to making Doreen's works and legacy accessible to as many pagans as possible as soon as possible and so other trustees will also be doing the same as time goes on but Ashley seems to be on a bit of a roll having also spoken at Nottingham Goddess camp in July and alongside John at Pagan Pride on 7th August, also in Nottingham. He is also confirmed as a speaker at the Pagan Federation North East Conference in York on Saturday April 21st 2012 and will speak at Nottingham Empyrean on wednesday 2nd November 2011.
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