On Wednesday 9 December, the Special Collections, Hartley Library, will hold the next in its series of open afternoons, allowing visitors to explore material from the holdings and to meet the curators.
The theme for this open afternoon will be food. Material will range across the cultivation of food, food preparation, household management, food supplies and the consumption of food. Come and find out how what was on the menu for the Patagonians visited by William Mogg during his voyage on the Beagle in the early nineteenth century.
The visit to Special Collections will be followed by a talk given by Professor Chris Woolgar and rounded off by tea.
1530-1700: Visit to Special Collections
1730-1830: Talk by Professor Chris Woolgar, Professor of History and Archival Studies, whose latest book The Culture of Food in England 1200-1500 will be published by Yale University Press in the spring of 2016. The talk will be followed by tea.
We would be very pleased to see you at this free event; please book your place using Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/food-glorious-food-culinary-resources-in-the-hartley-library-special-collections-tickets-19186450189?aff=ebrowse