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Workshop/Course, Wed 21 Nov 2018


The National Archives


Ruskin Avenue,
Richmond, Surrey,


The early modern period saw a flowering of English poetry from figures such as Shakespeare and Milton. But Latin was still being used by everyone from schoolchildren to scholars.

This workshop will offer an introduction to contemporary Latin poetry in English archival sources, including using original manuscripts held at The National Archives. Together we will learn about what people wrote and why they used Latin, and try your hand at translating some Latin poetry.

The workshop will be jointly run with Dr Victoria Moul, the leading expert in Latin-English bilingualism of early modern English literary culture at King’s College, London. There will be a break during the workshop for tea and coffee.

This event is part of the Being Human Festival.

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Event details

Dates Times
Wed 21 Nov 2018 14:00 to 16:30





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Map reference: TQ 152728  Lat: 51.44326 Long: -0.34244

Car : The National Archives is half a mile south of Kew Bridge, on the South Circular Road, A 205. Junction 2 of the M4 motorway is about one and a half miles away. There are 116 spaces in our car park which are free (on a first-come, first-served basis) to researchers using The National Archives. The car park is open from 08:30 to 19:00.
Train : The nearest station to the Kew office is Kew Gardens (Underground - District line and Railway - Silverlink Metro / North London line). Kew Gardens is in both zone 3 and 4, and the journey from central London to Kew takes about 40 minutes. It is a short walk from the station via Ruskin Avenue to The National Archives.
Other convenient railway stations for The National Archives at Kew are Richmond (Travel one stop from there to Kew Gardens) and Kew Bridge (a 15-20 minute walk to us).
Bus: The R68 bus route ends by the entrance to The National Archives, and the 65 and 391 bus routes run along Kew Road.
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Parking: free


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