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Visions of Vesuvius - a lecture by David Pyle

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David Pyle, Curator of the Volcanoes exhibition at the Weston Library

VISIONS OF VESUVIUS

Weston Library Lecture Theatre

Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG

http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/bodley/find-us/central_bodleian

Saturday 13 May, 2017

14.15 – 15.15

The lecture is free but spaces are limited to 100. Please book in order to reserve a place.


Visions of Vesuvius is being sponsored by The Herculaneum Society:

www.herculaneum.ox.ac.uk


Professor Pyle is a volcanologist and Professor of Earth Sciences at the University of Oxford with broad interests in understanding how volcanoes work, and in the causes and consequences of volcanic activity. He is curator of the Volcanoes exhibition which is currently on display in the Weston Library, Oxford until 21 May, 2017. Entry to the exhibition is free.

Opening times:
Monday to Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday 11am-5pm

Pofessor Pyle has written a book to accompany the exhibition called ‘Volcanoes: encounters through the ages‘.

We recommend that you see the exhibition before the talk.


Herculaneum In AD 79, Herculaneum, along with Pompeii, and other neighbouring towns was destroyed in a cataclysmic eruption of Vesuvius. Deserted and forgotten after the eruption, the ancient site was rediscovered in the eighteenth century. Among the many precious finds was one almost beyond belief. Some 1800 scrolls were discovered in the Villa of Papyri, the only library from the ancient Greco-Roman world to survive into the modern era.

The Herculaneum Society is actively engaged in raising public awareness about Herculaneum, supporting research and promoting conservation of the site, its built heritage and the objects that are uncovered there.

Join the Friends of Herculaneum Society for tea/coffee after the lecture at the Weston Library cafe to pick up a newsletter and find out more about the work of the Society.

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