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Mrs. Leach's Antiquarian Academy

Georgian lady antiquarian Mrs. Leach invites holds events at her academy and historical sites to explore everyday life and death in the 18th - early 19th centuries, through accessible & entertaining talks, tours & workshops, illustrations - & historical chat!

She is holding several events between Summer 2017 and Summer 2018 that celebrate the Jane Austen bicentenary by focusing on the Regency era.


'Mrs. Leach’ (Dr Kirsten Jarrett, BA (Hons.). MA, PhD, Associate of the Chartered Institute for Archaeology) began teaching in Further and Higher Education in 2000, and has since taught for the WEA, and Adult & Continuing Education Departments at the University of Nottingham, Keele University, and the University of Oxford. 

She has conducted extensive research on death, burial, and ritual (published academic and popular works, and has presented her research at international conferences); and she runs several community archaeology and public history projects, including ‘Malefic Midlands’, which surveys evidence for post-medieval folk beliefs and practices in the English Midlands.

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