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Museum's Lectures To Look At Ancient Britain
Three evening lectures focusing on the ancient Cotswolds will be coming to the Corinium Museum in May and June.
The talks, part of the museum’s Evening Lecture series, will start on Thursday May 28th when television regular Mark Corney – from Channel Four’s Time Team programme – comes to talk about ‘Hill Forts’ (from 7pm). Mark will talk about the forts and their role in the landscape, and how the Romans used hill fort sites at a time when these buildings’ use was diminishing.
The second lecture in the series is ‘Cotswold Long Barrows’, when the museum welcomes Professor Timothy Darvill from Bournemouth University on Thursday June 11th. Professor Darvill will look at the origins of these barrows, their construction and their place in the landscape, and will also sign copies of his book, ‘Long Barrows of the Cotswolds’. The lecture starts at 7pm and copies of this publication are available from the museum shop.
The final lecture of the trio, on Thursday June 25th, will see Stephen Yeates uncover ‘The Tribe of Witches: the religion of the Dobunni and Hwicce’. This talk looks at the religious beliefs of two local tribes and concentrates on the religious sculptures in the museum and the historic traditions of the Cotswolds. This lecture starts at 7pm.
The cost of each lecture is £5, or £4.50 to Friends of the Museum or annual season ticket holders.
To book or for more information, please contact the Corinium Museum on 01285 655611.
: 19/05/2009 01:21:53
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