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October 2018

Aethelflael – Lady of the Mercians

Thu 18 October , 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Corinium Museum, Park Street
Cirencester, GL72BX United Kingdom
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£6 - £7
Aethelflael – Lady of the Mercians

This year we mark 1100 years since the death of the most powerful woman of the English Middle Ages. We should be proud of her because this was her patch! She lies buried in Gloucester, after an extraordinary life-story which leaves an echo to this day; in the towns she founded and the events she masterminded! Please call 01285 655611 to book.

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Haunted Cirencester with Emma Stuart

Thu 18 October , 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Corinium Museum, Park Street
Cirencester, GL72BX United Kingdom
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£5 - £5.50
Haunted Cirencester

A tour around the town exploring some of the haunted stories and ghostly happenings associated with some of the historic buildings in Cirencester. Tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Please wear suitable footwear as we will be walking around the town

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Death and the Afterlife in Roman Cirencester

Sat 20 October , 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Corinium Museum, Park Street
Cirencester, GL72BX United Kingdom
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Tombstones

Join Dr Valija Evalds on a walk through the galleries, finding objects related to death and burial, and exploring belief, practice, and superstition in Roman Cirencester. Children 7 and above are welcome with an adult.

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New Discoveries at Lechlade Evening Lecture

Thu 25 October , 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
£6 - £7
Grave goods

Excavations at Lechlade Memorial Hall revealed Late Neolithic pits and the remains of an Early Bronze Age barrow, with a high-status ‘dagger-grave’, along with other prehistoric burials. Numerous later prehistoric pit alignments and other boundaries were also present. Two Saxon ‘grubenhauser’ dwellings possibly represented part of a settlement related to the Butler’s Field Anglo – Saxon cemetery. Andrew Hood is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists and a Project Manager at Foundations Archaeology. He has a wide experience…

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November 2018

Behind the Scenes: Ruins of Corinium

Wed 7 November , 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Resource Centre Northleach, Fosse Way
Northleach, Gloucestershire GL54 3JH
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£6 - £7
Stone Store

A unique opportunity to explore the reserve collection held at Northleach. An array of Roman sculpture, stonework and mosaics give us an insight into how Roman Cirencester would have looked. Booking recommended - limited to 10 people The Corinium Museum Resource Centre is on the A429 Fosse Way at Northleach, it is located to the right of the Cotswolds Discovery Centre and Café. Free Parking

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Roman Capitals – Calligraphy Workshop with Adele Dark

Thu 8 November , 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
£22 - £25
Roman Calligraphy Workshop

Look at the original Roman Capital lettering carved into stone in the Corinium Museum collections. Artist Adele Dark will share the form and design of Roman Capital letters used in calligraphy. Practicing this ancient art, you will design a panel about you including your name. Adele Dark, Artist and Calligrapher, is a fully qualified teacher who has worked with museums, art centres and schools both in Jersey and the UK. Adele is member of the Society of Scribes and a…

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The Landscape of English Music

Thu 15 November , 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
£6 - £7
WW1 image

As we remember the 1918 Armistice, this is a pictorial journey through the lives of local composers who bore witness to those troubling events. Elgar, Holst, Gurney – our local landscapes gave rise to their remarkable music; and one should never forget, Vaughn Williams, Howells and especially Hubert Parry, whose centenary falls this year.

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An Introduction to Roman Art and Architecture

Wed 21 November , 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
£6 - £7
Introduction to Roman art and architecture

This illustrated lecture introduces the main characteristics of Roman art and architecture, from portraits of emperors to the shop signs of grocers, and from temples to sewers. Brush up on the basics, or dip your first toe into art history.

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Women in Roman Britain with Candace McGovern

Thu 29 November , 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
£6 - £7
Mother Goddesses

Roles associated with gender often vary throughout the life course and are influenced by a wide range of factors. Candace McGovern is undertaking a study of female graves, comprising human remains and grave goods, for her PhD thesis. Her aim is to increase understanding of the Romano-British life course of women, as presented in the burial record. Candace uses a mixture of osteological and archaeological data to further her research in this field. Her evening lecture will outline this research…

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December 2018

Spotlight on the Seasons Mosaic with Emma Stuart

Wed 5 December , 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
£2.50 - £3
Seasons Mosaic

The Seasons Mosaic is one of the earliest mosaics on display in the Corinium Museum. Emma will share more about one of the finest Roman mosaics in the country. We will spend time in the gallery next to the mosaic giving opportunity for discussion and appraisal.

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