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October 2019

Death and the Afterlife in Roman Corinium

Sat 26 October , 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
£6.25 - £7.25
Mercury statue

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

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Haunted Cirencester

Tue 29 October , 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
£6.25 - £7.25
Walking the Past: Cirencester

A tour around the town exploring 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 on hard terrain.

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Haunted Cirencester

Wed 30 October , 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
£6.25 - £7.25
Cricklade Street, Cirencester

A tour around the town exploring 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 on hard terrain.

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Haunted Cirencester

Wed 30 October , 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
£6.25 - £7.25
Cricklade Street, Cirencester

A tour around the town exploring 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 on hard terrain. Booking recommended

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November 2019

Exploring Orpheus

Thu 7 November , 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
£6.25 - £7.25
Orpheus

Orpheus features in mosaic art across the Roman Empire but who was he and what did he represent? Why did Roman citizens of wealth and status choose to adorn their homes with images of Orpheus? Join Emma for an afternoon presentation followed by group discussion about this man of myth and magical ability. Booking recommended

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Rural Crafts of the Cotswolds

Wed 20 November , 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Resource Centre Northleach, Fosse Way
Northleach, Gloucestershire GL54 3JH
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£6.25 - £7.25
Rural Crafts

From tools once used by thatchers and hurdle makers, to photographs of hedge layers and Blacksmiths, our reserve collections reveal the craft & skills once common sights in the Cotswolds. After a tour of the Resource Centre, we will take a closer look at objects and photographs from the collection that evoke the rural crafts of the past. Museum Resource Centre, Northleach

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Clash of Empires: Rome vs. Macedon

Thu 28 November , 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
£6.25 - £7.25
Clash

Everyone knows of Julius Caesar, the emperors, the gladiators and the legions but few are aware of the pivotal clash between Rome and Greece in the late third century BC, a war that lasted just three years. Kane will shine a spotlight on the little-known events of 200-197 BC. Ben Kane’s passion for history has taken him to more than 60 countries. He has walked hundreds of miles in Roman military gear and learned much about Roman life along the…

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January 2020

Anglo-Saxons

January 21, 2020 , 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
£6.25 - £7.25
Saxons

James discusses the most richly furnished Anglo-Saxon grave ever found in Gloucestershire along with other Saxon highlights from the store. This talk will include the actual human remains from grave 18 of Butler’s Field Anglo-Saxon cemetery. Booking recommended

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February 2020

Introduction to Prehistoric Rock Art

February 6, 2020 , 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
£6.25 - £7.25
gotherington ring stone

Would it surprise you to hear there is rock art in the Costwolds? Not elaborate cave paintings but stones carved with symbols dating back to the Neolithic period. Emma will present rock art found across the British Isles, exploring its meaning and purpose, and finish with a look at some rare local discoveries. Booking recommended

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Battle of Britain 80th Anniversary

February 27, 2020 , 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
£6.25 - £7.25

2020 commemorates the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. Join John Smith in his lecture recalling the courage, backgrounds and bravery of the pilots who took on the mighty Luftwaffe in their Spitfires and Hurricanes. John will outline the battle where the 'few', against all odds, changed the course of the Second World War. John Smith is a re-enactor and historian with a special interest in military history.

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