The date will be filled by David Pugsley, Professor of Law, who will tell the story of the famous duel at Haldon Racecourse between the hero of the 1832 Exeter Cholera Outbreak, Dr Peter Hennis and Judge Sir John William Jeffcott.
David Pugsley was born in Tiverton. He was a European civil servant in
Strasbourg for 3 years and taught law for 40 years in the universities of
Southampton, Johannesburg, Bari and Exeter. Since 1993 he has been the
Hon Archivist of the Western Circuit. He has a special interest in causes
célèbres in the West Country in the 19th century.