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Tuesday 1st December 2020, 7.00pm

Talk: Magic in Medieval Communities

Winterbourne Medieval Barn

In medieval England, magic and the supernatural were a part of everyday life. In this talk Dr Tabitha Stanmore will explore what role magic played in medieval people's everyday lives, what it was used for, how far it was trusted or feared, and how it affected community relationships. She will look at common spells and beliefs, and consider what this can tell us about the past.

Tabitha is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Bristol, where she researches practical or 'service' magic in late medieval and early modern England. She completed her PhD, entitled Love Spells and Lost Spoons: practical magic in English society c. 1350-1650, in 2019 at the Universities of Bristol and Exeter. Tabitha has spoken on BBC Radio and The Folklore Podcast about her research, and is currently working on her first book.

Safety is the priority so social distancing and contact-tracing will be in place. Numbers are strictly limited and pre-booking is essential. We ask adults to wear a face covering indoors. Toilet facilities are available, and our mini cafe will be offering tea, coffee, cake, and wine. Free on-site car parking.

The Medieval Barn can be on the chilly side at this time of year so please wrap up warm!

For those who do not wish to go out, the Trust will also be live-streaming the monthly talks on Zoom. Booking online is required in the same way.

Tickets £5 on Ticketsource via the Barn website below
For further details about Winterbourne Medieval Barn Trust see website www.WinterbourneBarn.org.uk and facebook.com/winterbournemedievalbarn
WMBT Registered Charity number 1112908


Venue information

Winterbourne Medieval Barn
Church Lane, Winterbourne, BS36 1SE


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