Historic Graffiti
An online talk by James Wright

Location: Online via Zoom

Tickets £5.00 each

Modern graffiti is often seen as transgressive and moronic. However, look closely in the light of a torch at the walls of our historic buildings, trees, caves and rockfaces and you will see a world of graffiti left that illuminates the psychology of our ancestors. 


The study of historic graffiti enables us to hear the lost voices of ordinary individuals through their images of daisywheels, ships sailing across the walls, knights drawing their swords, demons stalking the stonework and every animal imaginable…


James Wright FSA is a buildings archaeologist from Triskele Heritage, based in Nottingham. With over twenty years of professional experience, he has published a number of books and articles concentrating on mediaeval and early modern architecture. In particular, James is interested in how we can use the evidence of physical structures to understand the realities of the everyday existence of ordinary people living in elite buildings. Recently he was part of a team which won Best Project in the British Archaeological Awards for his work at Knole in Kent.


This event is to raise funds for Tavistock Heritage Trust.

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