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Learning from the Beasts: Animals in Medieval Culture (1100-1500)

Wednesday 5 October 2022, 7.00PM to 9:00pm

Speaker(s): Tim Wingard BA MA PhD

From the mundane to the fantastical, animals were an essential part of everyday life in the Middle Ages. Manuscripts teemed with images of wildlife. Audiences delighted in stories of wily foxes and vicious wolves. Monarchs acquired exotic beasts for their menageries; philosophers studied animals to understand the meaning of creation; peasants worked with livestock in the fields. Using a range of sources including bestiaries, chronicles, legal documents and fables, this course will explore the history of animals in medieval Europe.

Tutor: Tim Wingard BA MA PhD

Term: Autumn

Day: Wednesday

Start Date: 5 October 2022

Time: 7-9pm

No. of weeks: 10

Full fee: £99 

This course will be delivered via Zoom. Students joining the course will need access to a computer, laptop or tablet with a microphone (essential) and a webcam (desirable), as well as a reliable broadband connection.


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