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November 2018

Staging Suffrage: Queer Feminist Performance

November 15, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Queen St
Exeter, Devon EX4 3RX United Kingdom
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Through performed readings, this event will allow participants to meet some of the ‘great women’ of history originally brought to life by suffrage activists in the early 20th century. In 1909, as the campaign for women’s suffrage in Britain became increasingly militant, dramatist Cicely Hamilton wrote A Pageant of Great Women to help spread the feminist message. The spectacular play was subsequently performed under the direction of bisexual theatremaker Edith Craig. Actors included Craig’s partner, the Exeter-born lesbian and genderqueer…

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Explore! The Archaeology of Exeter

November 17
Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Queen St
Exeter, Devon EX4 3RX United Kingdom
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The Royal Albert Memorial Museum holds exciting archaeology collections from Exeter and beyond. At this event, researchers from the University of Exeter will be doted around the museum running a range of engaging interactive activities that tell the story of the city. There will be something for all ages at this museum take-over.

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Ingenious Soil

November 17 - November 23

Come and explore the idea of 'ingenious soil' through a series of events, including an art exhibition, conversation with a local farmer, and readings of Virgil’s Georgics, the ancient Roman agricultural poem. There will also be plenty of opportunity to get your hands dirty! Soil is animal, vegetable and mineral. It is both singular and plural, and can signify waste, dirt, and decay, as well as the origin of life. When it becomes ‘land’ it is inherently political; as ‘earth’…

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Devon in Translation

November 17 - November 18
Exeter Central Library (TBC), Castle Street
Exeter, Devon EX4 3PQ United Kingdom
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If you were born outside of the UK you are warmly invited to come and discuss in your mother tongue your experiences of moving to Devon and to bring an object which evokes memories of these experiences. Your memories will be videoed and made into a short film which will be subtitled and screened in Exeter in 2019. If you would like to participate, please contact us in advance regarding your spoken language and time slot. We can cover the…

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Protein Pressures

November 17, 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Exeter Cookery School, 60a Haven Road
DATE AND TIME Sat 17 November 2018 17:00 – 21:00 GMT Add to Calendar LOCATION Exeter Cookery School 60a Haven Road Quayside, EX2 8DP United Kingdom
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You are what you eat, but also where you eat and with whom. This interactive event will explore the archaeology, history and literary genres of meat consumption. It will highlight how attitudes have changed through time and with what consequences for humans, animals and the environment. If humans are going to eat meat, what sort of animals should they be? Come and find out!

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Invasions! Extinctions!

November 18, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Queen St
Exeter, Devon EX4 3RX United Kingdom
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Come find out about the origins of the animals that share our lives today, and about the endings of those that were brought to extinction in the past. Britain’s animals reflect the islands’ cultural history. When and why did dogs and cats get introduced to Britain? When and why did bears and wolves go extinct? Should they be re-introduced? You decide! The day will be led by some of the country’s leading natural history experts and will have a rolling…

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Walking the Exeter Dead

November 24, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Exeter Central Library, Castle Street
Exeter, South West EX4 3PQ United Kingdom
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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…

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