Archaeology of the 'Austen Age' taster open day: display and activities, Derby
East Midlands | Derbyshire
Sat 15th Jul 2017
Archaeology of the 'Austen Age' taster open day: display and activities, Derby
Periods: Georgians and Victorians
Exhibition or displayHands-on activityFinds identification or archaeological skillsRe-enactment or demonstration

July 2017 marks the bicentenary of Jane Austen’s death; over the following year, Georgian lady antiquary Mrs Leach will commemorate the anniversary with talks, walks and workshops that explore late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century society and culture.

For the Festival of Archaeology, she is holding an open day: drop in to see a selection of ‘Austen Age’ artefacts and other sources, and try your hand at archaeological activities – or just revel in Regency remains!

Presented by archaeologist Dr Kirsten Jarrett, who has taught for the WEA, and Continuing Education Departments at the University of Nottingham, Keele University, and University of Oxford; and representing the Community Projects that she directs.

Event details

Organiser: SA&E Archaeology
Booking details: You do not need to book this event
Fee details: This event is free to attend

Dates and times

Sat 15th Jul 2017 14:00-16:00
Additional times information
Drop-in session.

Venues and locations

Lymehurst
1 West Park Road,
Derby, DE22 1GG


Tel: 01332 233961
Email: antiquarianacademy@gmail.com
Directions: Please note: no parking in adjacent streets (a parking space might be arranged in advance for visitors with disabilities: please contact by phone or email). Parking available nearby on Broadway: see website for directions.

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