This one-day conference was devoted to various aspects of the influence of the thousands of immigrants from the Low Countries who settled in Norfolk in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Six papers were given on subjects including language, literature, art and correspondence. These will be published in a special edition of Dutch Crossing in 2014. The ALCS very kindly offered a number of bursaries to postgraduates who wanted to attend the conference. Siobhán Higgins, a doctoral candidate at University College Cork, received one of the bursaries. Amongst the attendees at the conference was Mr. Geert de Proost, the Representative of the Government of Flanders in the UK. I would also like to thank him and the Dutch Ambassador for their generous support of the conference.