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Relaxed Evening of Talks @ British Museum, London

November 20, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This evening of relaxed talks on objects from British and European history is designed to be more accessible for adults who are autistic, learning disabled, or have mental health conditions.

Selected parts of the Museum (Rooms 21–22, 40–41, 49–53 and 61–65) will open after the Museum closes to the public, for two hours from 6pm until 8pm.

Listen to talks in the Stevenson Lecture Theatre in the Clore Centre for Education from 6.30pm until 7.30pm by members from the Careers for All(Opens in new window) programme at Leeds Museums and Galleries.

Historian J Gawthorpe (he/him) will talk about spearheads and how they develop from early history to ancient Greece and medieval history.

Archaeologist S Barrett (they/them) will talk about the famous Lewis Chessmen, made in about 1150–1200, probably in Norway, and found on the Isle of Lewis.

Creative S Hall (they/them) will talk about a bronze head from a statue of Hypnos (in Greek mythology Hypnos represented sleep), a Roman copy of a Hellenistic original from about 325–275 BC.

Generously sponsored by the Lord Leonard and Lady Estelle Wolfson Foundation.

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November 20, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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British Museum
London, WC1B 3DG United Kingdom + Google Map
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