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Roy and Lesley Adkins

When There Were Birds

Venue: Public Hall

14 September 2022 2:00 pm


We welcome back the historians and authors whose books include Eavesdropping on Jane Austen’s England, Jack Tar and Gibraltar. Their new book was described by the Daily Mail as ‘a marvelously original slice of social history’ in which they explore the fascinating and often forgotten stories about birds in history, from gunpowder to lighthouses, railways, witches, shipwrecks and even migration to the moon. They’ll look at our long, complex relationship with them in which we’ve eaten them, stuffed them, kept them as pets in cages, taught them to speak. They’ll explain how they have become key elements of the nation’s history and traditions, giving rise to a rich legacy of literature, language and myths.

Event Type:

Live

Category:

Adults

Ticket price:

£11.00
student/concessions: £9.00

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