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Silverpoint Drawing

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Working in partnership with The National Centre for Craft & Design, join us for this online course. You can step into the shoes of the “Renaissance Masters” and try out the delicate 15th century technique of drawing with a metal stylus, a technique of Leonardo Da Vinci and Raphael. All materials are provided for you…

Medieval towns and the unique story of Lincoln

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Join us for this interesting, online, talk which is the second in our series of talks around Greyfriars and given by Professor Carenza Lewis. Towns show us everything that was best and worst about medieval life in England. Towns could be over-crowded, dirty and insecure but they also offered opportunity, independence and even refuge. Lincoln,…

Anthotype Process & Printing

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Working in partnership with The National Centre for Craft & Design, join us for this online course - an history, science and art lesson all rolled into one. Anthotype printing is a rare historic photographic process, a way of making natural and environmentally friendly prints by exploiting the photosensitive material of plants with no camera…

Lincolnshire’s Troublemakers – Hutchinson, Wheelwright and Sir Henry Vane

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Heroic Tales and Dark Deeds from Lincolnshire and Beyond Join Adrian Gray for the last in this series of online talks. Date: Tuesday 22nd June 2021 Time: 7pm, the talk will last approx. 1 hr  and will be followed by 30 minutes Q & A . Members benefit from a discounted price of £5, non-members…

Greyfriars from Mechanics Institute to museum: knowledge and ‘the people’

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Join us for this interesting, online, talk which is the third in our series of talks around Greyfriars and given by Dr Kate Hill. In the 19th and early 20th centuries the Greyfriars became first a Mechanics Institute, and then a municipal museum – developments which both followed wider trends and were distinctive to Lincoln. …

Lincoln in the 13th Century

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Lincoln was by far the largest urban settlement in the county by the beginning of the thirteenth century, with a population of around 7,000 people. Famous for its wool trade and home to an impressive cloth industry.  Prospering from its location at the heart of a particularly large diocese (bishop's see), and the Taxatio ecclesiastica of Pope…

What’s up with ewe? The rise and fall of English Sheep Milk Cheese

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The last talk in the series about food history with Mark Dawson Many famous Continental cheeses are made with sheep milk, but England also has a long history of sheep milk cheese.  This talk traces a 1000 years of English sheep milk cheese from Anglo-Saxon times to the present day. Members of Heritage Lincolnshire benefit from…

Applying buildings archaeology to the Greyfriars

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Join us for this interesting, online, talk which is the last in our series of talks around Greyfriars and given by Dr Mark Gardiner. Archaeology is not just the business of digging under the ground, but the general methods can be applied to standing buildings too. However, the techniques for analysing the history of buildings…

Finding Clay Tobacco Pipes.

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Join us, online, as Peter Hammond, a qualified archaeologist and an experienced local and family historian, delivers this interesting talk. Are you a member of an allotment group, gardening group, or an archaeological society? Fragments of old clay pipes are common finds in gardens and dug-over ground, but did you know that these everyday objects…

Ships and navigation at the time of the Crusades

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Join us in welcoming the return of Dr Nicholas Morton as he starts a series of talks on the Crusades. Between 1097 and 1099 the armies of the First Crusade established a series of territories in the coastal regions of the Near East that would become known to modern historians as the “Crusader States”. From the outset,…

Folklore and Custom in the East Midlands

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Join us for this entertaining, online, talk which describes a year in the life of the East Midlands folklore calendar - from mob-football games, to Maypole dances and Mummers plays. Special attention will be given to the famous Castleton Garland Celebration, which traditionally takes place on the date of the talk. Our speaker Dave Mooney…

The early Crusades viewed from Islamic perspectives (1099-1174)

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Join us in welcoming the return of Dr Nic Morton as he delivers the second talk of a series of talks on the Crusades. On the eve of the Crusades, the Muslim societies in the Near East were in a state of flux. In recent decades, the great Seljuk Turkish Empire had first established itself in Iraq…