Witchcraft: Women and Wickedness
The original talk has been cancelled due to illness and we are grateful to speaker Michael Dolan to step in at such short notice with a talk approaching the subject of witchcraft from a slightly different angle.
Witchcraft:Women and Wickedness
This talk will discuss Anthropological approaches to magic and ritual, ideas from psychoanalysis will be used in an exploration of witchcraft as an historical and contemporary social phenomenon.
Cancelled, refunds will be given for attendees not wanting to join the replacement talk.
In the 1600s this country was gripped by the paranoia that acts of witchcraft were becoming a commonplace of daily life. If a child fell sick, if livestock died, even an occurance as mundane as a pale of butter that wouldn't churn, lead many to assume that a bewitching had taken place. And it is an indisputable fact that there were those within communities who were using plants in magical rituals with the intent of having a malevolent effect on others. However, the identity of those performing this magic may come as a surprise. Come to this lecture if you are open to having your preconceptions confounded.
Join Juliana Wakefield, museum officer and herb expert, for this exploration of whitchcraft and herbs on Halloween.
Tickets £8.00 adults/£6.00 concessions.