Current Teaching / Lectures
Monday 15 January 2018: An Introduction to Classical Latin. Whether your classical Latin is languishing, moribund or non-existent, come and revive it! We shall begin with a general introduction to the language by way of the essential cases, verb forms, nouns and some elementary grammar.
Saturday 10 February 2018: a day school on early manuscripts and printed books covering the glories of illuminated manuscripts, examples of early printing, and the transmission of literature and how ancient texts survived a millennium of loss and destruction.
Speaking Dates - 2018 & 2019
Monday 04 June 2018, 7:30pm - 'Tracing Your Kent Ancestors' - an introduction to Kent genealogy (talk and book-signing), Fleur de Lis Centre, 11 Preston St, Faversham ME13 8NS
Thursday 13 September, 2:00pm - 'Tracing Your Kent Ancestors' - an introduction to Kent genealogy (talk and book-signing), Society of Genealogists 14 Charterhouse Buildings, Goswell Road, London, EC1M 7BA
Saturday 20 October, 2:00pm - 'From Parchment to Paper' - a history of writing and manuscripts from classical times to the age of print at The Keep Archive Centre, Woollards Way, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9BP
Tuesday 08 January 2019, 7:30pm - 'Bryan Faussett: Antiquary Extraordinary' at Whitstable Historical Society, location t.b.a.
A Selection Of Topics For Public Talks
Dr Wright is happy to give talks of about an hour's duration on various subjects, each accompanied by a visual presentation.
Please get in touch if you would like further information on any of the topics or would like to discuss how they may be tailored to suit your group or society.
"... just to say a big thank you for last nights presentation. It was very informative and anyone with Kent Ancestors (and those like me without any) should have picked up lots of pointers of where to look and what to look for. I think the lack of questions showed that they had been told everything they needed to know.
Deal branch of Kent FHS
"... my gratitude for the quality of your talk, and comprehensive manner in which you dealt with a very broad subject in the limited allotted time. The breadth of the subject would justify a lengthier time-slot or even a dedicated workshop ... I would like to thank you for addressing my (research) queries at the end of the evening."
Peter R - Whitstable
“... a massive subject that was covered in 75 minutes. Thoroughly enjoyed it and could have listened for another hour.”
Susan R - Tunbridge Wells