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Walking the Exeter Dead

November 24, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Free

Join in this hour and a half’s walk through the centre of Exeter, exploring the history of the city through stories of deaths, diseases, and disasters. Meet at Exeter Central Library and then visit a number of locations around the city centre, discovering tales of witchcraft, skulduggery in the Cathedral Close, a fatal duel, and a saint who carried off her own severed head.

Researchers from the departments of English and History at the University of Exeter will share their knowledge of practices and beliefs surrounding sickness and death in the past and the walk will end at one of the town’s churches, where we will have the chance to chat over a cup of tea and examine facsimiles of wills and other historical documents.

In partnership with

N/A

Contact email address

sa479@exeter.ac.uk M.webb@exeter.ac.uk

Booking required?

Yes


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Details

Date:
November 24
Time:
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
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Description for print
Meet us behind the library in Rougemont gardens to explore the history of Exeter through stories of deaths, diseases, and disasters.
Is booking required?
Yes
If your event is part of a series, please put the series title here
Sustaining Narratives: Journeys in Place and Time
Contact email address
sa479@exeter.ac.uk M.webb@exeter.ac.uk
Event partners
N/A
Region
East of England
Accessibility information
A gentle walk on pavements, but it will be busy. Contact the organisers for further information. Owing to the nature of the content, this tour is unsuitable for unaccompanied children.
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Venue

Exeter Central Library
Castle Street
Exeter, South West EX4 3PQ United Kingdom
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Accessibility information
A gentle walk on pavements, but it will be busy. Contact the organisers for further information. Owing to the nature of the content, this tour is unsuitable for unaccompanied children.