PODCAST: ‘The History of St Valentine’s Day’ by Royal Holloway’s History Society, February 2017


With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, members of Royal Holloway University of London’s History Society have guest curated a temporary pop-up exhibition at the museum, along with a podcast (listen to the podcast above and read the script here).

The exhibition and podcast looks at Valentinus, British traditions of Valentine’s Day as well as the work of three notable Royal Holloway alumni and their literary interpretations of love.  These are George Eliot (aka Mary Anne Evans), Jojo Moyes and Jane Gardam OBE.

The exhibition will run from Thursday 9th February until Thursday 23rd February, so why not pop along and take a look?

With thanks to the following people who researched and curated this exhibition:

  • Emily Briffett
  • Megan Chambers
  • Matthew Clark
  • Rosie Dann
  • Abigail Evans
  • Collette Firestone
  • Victoria Gleed
  • Thomas Gibbens
  • Jodie Leigh Goffin
  • Amie Roberts
  • Elena Rossi
  • Daniel Wigmore

Find out more about the History Society at

Facebook: Royal Holloway History Society
Email: historysociety@su.rhul.ac.uk
Twitter: HistSocRHUL
Instagram: historysocietyrhul

Music used in podcast: “SOUVENIRS DU CARROUSEL” from ADD122 – French Cinema

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