29 January 2019
7.00pm-8.00pm (doors open at 6.30pm)
Lecture Theatre A, Shackleton Building, Department of Geography, University of Southampton, SO17 1BJ
From £5.00 per person RGS-IBG members (plus one guest) and students free
Southampton has always been a place of movement and transition. Inspired by SeaCity Museum’s Southampton: Gateway to the World exhibition, join Andy Skinner in exploring the stories that moulded and shaped the town; from its physical geography; the first settlers who carved their way through the landscape; the rogue Roman Emperor who set up a base in the town; the medieval and Tudor traders and explorers striking out around the globe; the devastating impacts of the Titanic and the Second World War and the way that the town became a refuge for those with no home to go to.
By uncovering thousands of years of history in one locale, we will chart the highs and lows of this important maritime town.
Andy Skinner studied History at the University of Southampton and gained a masters in Museum Studies at the University of Leicester. He is currently part of the learning team at Cultural Services for Southampton City Council where he delivers tours, talks and workshops at SeaCity Museum as well as at Tudor House and Garden. His research interests have included the First World War, Victorian social history in Southampton and chalk hill figures.
Joint event with SeaCity Museum, Southampton.
Contact Henry Hogger with enquiries on 01929471491 or by email.
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