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Remembrance of things past – Treasures from the Corinium Museum Archive

Robert Heaven is a born and bred Cirencester man with an interest in 19th and 20th Century Social History. Educated first at Cirencester School and later at Sussex University and Birkbeck London, he specialises in Popular Culture as depicted in the press and other media. He writes the “Nostalgia” page for the Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard each week and is the convenor of the OldCiren group on Social Media.

Mother Goddesses

Miles Clifford is an undergraduate student at the University of Southampton studying Archaeology, and has been visiting the Corinium Museum collection as a researcher for his dissertation evaluating the political power and influence of local cults.

Roman British Decapitation Burials

Shaheen Christie is studying for a PhD at the University of Wisconsin focussing on Roman British decapitation burials. She visited the museum to study the remains of Roman decapitations from Cirencester and the Cotswolds. In this blog entry Shaheen discusses her research.

Bird Watching in the Museum

From prehistoric owl brooches to 1940s bird hats the Museum's collections are full of our feathered friends. Through this series of blogs we will explore the different depictions of birds in the museum. Why they were so important in history and what they can tell us about life in the past.

Roman Women

This blog post by Charlotte Heath (Roman Society Work Experience Placement) takes a look at the role of Roman women based on evidence from the Corinium Museum collection.

Bird Watching in the Museum

From prehistoric owl brooches to 1940s bird hats the Museum's collections are full of our feathered friends. Through this series of blogs we will explore the different depictions of birds in the museum. Why they were so important in history and what they can tell us about life in the past.

The storming of Cirencester in 1643

Novelist Cindy Jefferies was born and brought up in Cirencester. Writing as Cynthia Jefferies she already has one book out, The Outrageous Fortune of Abel Morgan and her follow up to that will be another novel set in the C17th. On the 6th December she came to research the storming of Cirencester in 1643.

Funeral Helms

This guest blog is written by Mary Oliver. Mary visited the Corinium Museum Collection as a researcher and has kindly written this post about Funeral Helms from the Cotswold area.