There is an interesting (free) public lecture this Wednesday, for those of you in the local area with an interest in Antiquarianism. Details are given below:
Wednesday 30 October, at 6.00pm in the Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building (note: later start time)
Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne Lecture
A broad field: antiquarianism in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century – Dr David Clarke, former Keeper of Archaeology at the National Museums of Scotland
In the bicentenary year of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne – the oldest provincial antiquarian society in Britain – this lecture looks at the founding of the Society and at how its interests, attitudes and approaches changed over the centuries.
(free admission, no pre-booking required)