The Secrets of Exeter Cathedralevent Wed 20 Nov 2019
1 The Cloisters
Exeter EX1 1HS
From trawling for treasures in archives to discovering secret lives and overlooked histories, Being Human Festival is at Exeter Cathedral for a day of activities on Wednesday 20 November.
Cracking the Graffiti Code
A 50 minute floor tour showing you some of the hidden gems that graffiti makers have been crafting over the centuries. Do they have meaning, how can we tell the age of markings? Bring your own torch for a closer look with Exeter University expert
Crystal Hollis. Taking place at 2.30pm & 3.30pm. Tickets £5. Book a place here.
Manuscripts, Imaginalia and More in the Chapter House
The Library and archivists of Exeter Cathedral will be showing a bespoke display of doodles, marginalia, medical and animal related manuscripts. Mandy Kingdom from the University of Exeter will talk you through a ‘Care in the Cathedral’ display highlighting some human remains from the cathedral green with artefacts, replicas and models.
Lecturer Naomi Sykes from Exeter University has developed an Ancient Animals App (download it here). Naomi is in the process of adding the animals of Exeter Cathedral to the App. Download it before you arrive and join the hunt for animal statues, carvings, paintings and other representations around the cathedral. Log the animals that have not yet been listed by using the App. Our specialists will be on hand to show you what to do and where to look!
Cathedral admission applies to access all of the above.
More About The Being Human Festival 2019
Being Human is the UK’s national festival of the humanities, led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London in partnership with the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the British Academy. This year's festival theme is 'Discoveries and Secrets'.