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April 2019

Meet the Ancestors

Thu 25 April , 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
£6 - £7
Kingshill North

Sharon Clough, Human bone specialist from Cotswold Archaeology, will present a lecture exploring the importance of analysing human bone from archaeological excavations. Her talk will include some of the recent excavations across the Cotswold District and examples from further afield. Human remains are a valuable archaeological resource and can tell us about the life and death of people from the past. Sharon has been an osteoarchaeologist in commercial archaeology for 19 years and currently works for Cotswold Archaeology as their…

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May 2019

Beakers, Banquets and Burials

Wed 1 May , 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Resource Centre Northleach, Fosse Way
Northleach, Gloucestershire GL54 3JH
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£6.25 - £7.25
Behind the Scenes

James will present a selection of fabulous pottery from some of the best archaeological sites in the Cotswolds; a Bronze Age henge, a Roman burial, and a Saxon house in Lechlade among them. 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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Medieval Cirencester Town Walk

Thu 9 May , 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
£6.25 - £7.25
Medieval Cirencester

Monks, merchants and mud! Cotswold sheep were some of the best in Europe, and their fleeces were sent all over Europe in the middle ages. The proceeds made fortunes, built a lavish parish church, underwrote a hospital, and supported markets, inns and shops. Join Dr Valija Evalds to experience medieval Cirencester: from sacred splendours to squalid streets on this walking tour. Lasts an hour. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a rain coat! Booking recommended Limited to 10 people

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Cirencester in the Civil War Town Walk

Tue 21 May , 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
£6.25 - £7.25
Civil War Walk

Ian Thomas will lead a walk around the town bringing to life the ‘storming of Cirencester’ in 1643. See where events unfolded and consider the significance of Cirencester in the English Civil War. The walk will explore the town centre, the Abbey Grounds and Cirencester Park and will last no more than an hour. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a rain coat! Booking recommended Limited to 10 people.

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WW1 Prisoner of War Camps Evening Lecture

Thu 30 May , 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
£6.25 - £7.25
WW1 Prisoner of War Camps

In Gloucestershire POWs were used in shipyards, quarries and in agriculture: twenty POW camps were opened, including at Cirencester. This illustrated lecture by Dr Colin R Chapman describes the background to the WW1 POW system, with particular reference to Gloucestershire, and commemorates the true ending of WW1 - the Versailles Peace Treaty of 26 June 1919.

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June 2019

Mrs Trinder’s Screen

Wed 5 June , 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
£6.25 - £7.25
Trinder screen

Join us to hear about one of the hidden treasures of our social history reserve collection: Mrs Trinder’s screen. Made sometime in the late nineteenth century, this three-fold screen, decorated in decoupage, is a riot of images. This talk will give us an opportunity to look closely at this fabulous object and see what it tells us about, not only the lady, but the time in which it was created. Booking recommended

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Roman Cirencester Town Walk

Tue 18 June , 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
£6.25 - £7.25
Roman Cirencester

The remains of the ancient Roman town of Corinium lie underneath our feet as we walk around Cirencester. Join museum Director, Amanda Hart as she discusses the archaeology and key discoveries that point to this being one of the most vibrant and wealthy towns in Roman Britain. The walk lasts no more than an hour. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a rain coat! Meet at the museum. Booking recommended Limited to 10 people.

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Votes for Women Town Walk

Thu 20 June , 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Mrs Pankhurst

Join Sue Jones and see where Mrs. Pankhurst was photographed on her visit to the town. Sue will lead people on a journey of women’s suffrage and explore the stories of the battles faced by local women who were fighting for the vote. Walk lasts no more than an hour. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a rain coat! Meet at the museum. Booking recommended Limited to 15 people.

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Death and Burial in Ancient Egypt

Thu 27 June , 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
£6.25 - £7.25
June Evening Lecture

Ancient Egypt is famous for tombs, pyramids and an unusually elaborate treatment of the dead. Come and join us for an introduction to ancient Egyptian religion and burial customs. We’ll explore Egyptian collections of the Corinium Museum and the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. What can objects tell us about ancient Egyptian religious beliefs and funerary practices? Maiken Mosleth King is currently undertaking a PhD in Egyptology at the University of Bristol. Booking Recommended

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Map Coasters

Thu 27 June , 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
£8 - £10
Cirencester map

Bring a friend and your own beverage – leave with a set of custom made coasters and a smile on your face. This is a new series of evening sessions where adults can meet up informally to try their hand at a bit of craft and enjoy a social evening. All materials and instruction provided. Booking recommended

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