Walking the Exeter DeadWalk Sat 24 Nov 2018, 10:30 – 12:00
Exeter Central Library
Castle Street, Exeter
- Free entry - please register in advance
Take an 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 knowledge of practices and beliefs surrounding sickness and death in the past and the walk will end at St Mary Arches church where we will have the chance to chat over a cup of tea and examine facsimiles of wills and other historical documents.
This event is part of the Being Human festival. Led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the British Academy, Being Human is a national festival promoting public engagement with humanities research. The festival highlights the ways in which the humanities can inspire and enrich our everyday lives, help us to understand ourselves, our relationships with others, and the challenges we face in a changing world.