18 November, 2pm – Beer & Museum
A trip to the new exhibition, Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms: Art, Word, War, at the British Library followed by a post-visit trip to a local pub
‘Glimpse into the past through original manuscripts to explore the corners of the kingdoms. Many books were produced, but few survive – this is your opportunity to follow the journeys of these magnificent manuscripts, brought together for a major landmark exhibition.’
We recommend buying your tickets from the British Library in advance as popular weekend times can sell out. They are £16 (full price, concessions are available).
Animals, demons and magic in the Middle Ages
Thursday 12 July 2018, 7pm
Come along and join us for a lecture by Dr Sophie Page on how animals, demons and magic were viewed by people in the Middle Ages.
A bit about Sophie from her UCL profile page:
‘Sophie works in the area of European medieval magic and astrology, especially in relation to orthodox religion, natural philosophy, medicine, and cosmology. She is also interested in the imagery of medieval magic, particularly diagrams, and in the history of animals in the Middle Ages.
She has published a number of books including:
‘ Magic in the Cloister: Pious Motives, Illicit Interests, and Occult Approaches to the Medieval Universe ‘ (October 2013)
‘ The Unorthodox Imagination in Late Medieval Britain, articles on learned magic, astrology, and the cultural history of animals’ (an edited collection)
and two books with the British Library: Astrology in Medieval Manuscripts and Magic in Medieval Manuscripts. Sophie is currently working on a book on animals and demons in the Middle Ages, and an article on diagrams in medieval magic texts.’
This talk is run by Thamesreach but open to everyone.
The Scullery, Old Marys
24 Craven Terrace
London, W2 3QH
Doors open at 7:00PM
Talk starts at 7:15PM
Ticket Price: £7.00 (Member of Insulae Draconis CIC or SCA Inc) £9.00 (non-member)