History

Curious About Exeter?

Event Date: 
01/01/2018 - 9:00am to 31/12/2018 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter City Centre, starting from Northenhay Gardens

Explore, Discover & Enjoy Exeter with Curious About Exeter

Are you curious about Exeter? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity which gets you out in the fresh air whatever the weather? Take one of our self-guided walks with a treasure hunt theme – looping around the better-known sights, as well as some of the more unusual and quirky ones, which combined make Exeter a fascinating place to explore!

You’ll get everything – detailed directions, maps, clues (with answers in the back!), and interesting snippets about the history of Exeter and the people that have shaped...

Experts study the past and present in new state-of-the-art Digital Humanities Laboratory

Experts are using cutting-edge technologies to study the past and present in a new, state-of-the-art digital humanities laboratory at the University of Exeter.

The £1.2m new building houses cutting-edge tools so academics can use the latest methods to investigate important historical, literary and visual artefacts. The laboratory contains specialist scanning equipment which can create high-resolution 3D models of objects too fragile to be handled, allowing them to be studied in detail and seen by the public for the first time while helping to protecting them for future generations...

The English Reformation in Exeter

Event Date: 
31/10/2017 - 1:15pm to 3:15pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Tuesday 31st October 2017 at 13.15 in the Pearson Education Centre An illustrated talk by Diane Walker. Booking essential. Tickets available online and from 01392 285983. Book your tickets About the talk The Reformation in England had profound effects on the state, the church, society and the lives of individuals. Diane will look at these effects with particular reference to events in and around Exeter during the 16th and 17th centuries, including King Henry VIII’s marriage problems, the introduction of an English Prayer Book and rebellion in the South West, Civil War and the martyrdom of...

The English Reformation in Exeter

Event Date: 
31/10/2017 - 1:15pm to 3:15pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Tuesday 31st October 2017 at 13.15 in the Pearson Education Centre An illustrated talk by Diane Walker. Booking essential. Tickets available online and from 01392 285983. Book your tickets About the talk The Reformation in England had profound effects on the state, the church, society and the lives of individuals. Diane will look at these effects with particular reference to events in and around Exeter during the 16th and 17th centuries, including King Henry VIII’s marriage problems, the introduction of an English Prayer Book and rebellion in the South West, Civil War and the martyrdom of...

That's History

Event Date: 
25/10/2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Wednesday 25th October in the Pearson Building 10.00-12.00 Knights and wizards are a clever sort, become one and take the Medieval Challenge to find the ingredients to make ‘ecto-slime’. Can you ward off dragons and demons with your homemade potion? Booking information 6yrs+, booking essential. £7. Book online or telephone 01392 285983.

That's History

Event Date: 
25/10/2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Wednesday 25th October in the Pearson Building 10.00-12.00 Knights and wizards are a clever sort, become one and take the Medieval Challenge to find the ingredients to make ‘ecto-slime’. Can you ward off dragons and demons with your homemade potion? Booking information 6yrs+, booking essential. £7. Book online or telephone 01392 285983.

That's History

Event Date: 
25/10/2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Wednesday 25th October in the Pearson Building 10.00-12.00 Knights and wizards are a clever sort, become one and take the Medieval Challenge to find the ingredients to make ‘ecto-slime’. Can you ward off dragons and demons with your homemade potion? Booking information 6yrs+, booking essential. £7. Book online or telephone 01392 285983.

Archaeologists unearth remains to prove theory of lost Exeter mansion

Archaeologists have uncovered remains of a large building on the National Trust’s Killerton estate.

This significant find supports the theory that these are the remains of Killerton’s lost house; a grand mansion designed by renowned architect James Wyatt, the location of which has been lost for 240 years. Rumours about the lost mansion have persisted for many years, but no-one has been able to find where the building was located. All that remained of the mansion are designs by Wyatt for a building three times bigger than the current Killerton House, and a few surviving letters and...

Exeter City heritage project ends with packed film premiere

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 05/07/2017 - 10:57am

The year long Heritage Lottery Fund supported History of St James Park project came to an end with a packed film premiere at Exeter City’s stadium on 27 April.

The 51 minute movie documents each of the decades since football was first played on the ground in 1894. Contributors include historians, club officials, former players, fans and first team manager Paul Tisdale.

The film has now been uploaded onto the Club’s heritage website - The Grecian Archive -and can be seen at: http://grecianarchive.exeter.ac.uk/exhibits/show/history_sjp_hlf/item/2825

The heritage...

Fans to relive Exeter City history as team battles for promotion

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 04/25/2017 - 7:34am

Forget just cheering on from the stands - football fans can explore the unique history of Exeter City through a new documentary as players embark on a promotion battle

Fans, former players and the current manager Paul Tisdale each explore different decades of Exeter City in the film, called Histories of St James Park, which will have a premiere at St James Park this week. Supporters are welcome at the screening of the documentary on the evening of 27 April, beginning at 7pm.

Also on display will be memorabilia and pictures which show the remarkable story of Exeter City FC....

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