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


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Posts

News

Job Opportunity: ‘Suffrage in Egham’ Research Intern

Last month we announced the news that the Museum had been successful in securing a grant from Arts Council England to deliver ‘Suffrage in Egham: History through the Arts’.  We are now looking to recruit a Read more…

19th & 20th Century

Explore various ‘did you know?’ facts on our Tiki-Toki Timeline

Over the past few months, Egham Museum has been bringing its records up to date for full public access. As part of this programme, Margaret, a museum volunteer, has created a wonderful online timeline that Read more…

19th & 20th Century

Strode’s College students make a link to Egham’s past

Currently on show at Egham Museum is a new exhibition linking the old with the new. Students at Strode’s College were given artefacts from Egham’s history to draw inspiration from. The results varied from a Read more…