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Celebrate science in a churchyard near you             Nina Morgan  14th July 2022

Natural History Museum, Oxford

Celebrate science in a cemetery?  Why not? The wide range of rock types used for gravestones means that cemeteries offer a great opportunity to learn about geology. And geology is an excellent introduction to all sorts of other sciences, including chemistry, physics and engineering.  Love history? Enjoy art? Whether ancient or modern, churchyards and cemeteries are wonderful places to explore these topics too.

Visit a cemetery with a hand lens or magnifying glass and you’ll be amazed at what you can see.  In this illustrated talk geologists Nina Morgan and Philip Powell, Honorary Associates at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, will discuss the many interesting features you can see in your local burial ground. You’ll never look at cemeteries in the same way again.

at: Broadway Museum & Art Gallery
on: Thursday 14th July 2022 at 7 pm
Doors open, drinks and nibbles served from 6.15 pm
Tickets £10
To book a place:
Call: 01386 859047
Email: events@broadwaymuseum.org.uk
Please note:
Spaces are limited. The talk will also be available as a Webinar.
Tickets and payment for the webinar are via Art Tickets https://broadway-museum-art-gallery.arttickets.org.uk
Webinar tickets £5
Talk kindly sponsored by NFU Mutual (Moreton-in-Marsh)

To add to your experience, why not explore a churchyard with Nina Morgan?

Tour of local cemetery

at: Broadway Churchyard, on the Snowshill Road.  We suggest you either walk on the footpath from Broadway, or park at St. Eadburgha’s Church.  Parking may be limited, so car sharing would be advised.

on: Saturday 23 July, start time 2 PM – and pray for good weather!

Weather permitting. Join Nina for a tour of a churchyard in Broadway.

The walk will take about 1 – 1.5 hours. Numbers will be strictly limited. Please email events@broadwaymuseum.org.uk to book your place.

There will be rough ground, wear comfortable walking shoes, dress for the weather. Children must each be accompanied by an adult.

Book: you will have the opportunity to buy a copy of Nina Morgan and Philip Powell’s book entitled ‘The Geology of Oxford Gravestones’ (£15), cash or card will be accepted.

 

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