A journey of 1500 years starting with classical texts written in new Roman capital letters by way of the splendours of illuminated manuscripts through to the earliest printed books of the Renaissance. Learn how texts were copied (and corrupted) by monks, how the earliest physical books were produced, the riches of mediaeval illumination, and how the advent of printing, although a supreme event of human civilisation, did not completely put an end to the laborious writing of texts and manuscripts. Was the printed word more reliable than the written one?
The talk I attended conducted by David on Parishes and workhouse was one of if not the most informative talks I have had the pleasure of attending for some time and I came away most informed armed with knowledge I previously didn't possess so thank you David - Frank Skinner
We were very fortunate in having Dr David Wright visit our association at Tweed Heads South, New South Wales on Tuesday 1 October 2019. David's presentation on The Workhouse was very informative and enjoyed by all. Thank you David, I hope you will return at some stage - Bev O'Hara
GSQ was very impressed and I heard good things about your presentations at the NSW State conference - Cathie Sherwood
An interesting presentation on The Workhouses and their beginnings in Kent. An interesting gentleman and animated speaker. Thank you David for taking the time to visit us - Lesley Spalding
Thank you so much, David, for an excellent talk on The English Workhouse on 1 October. Our group was most impressed with your depth of knowledge on the subject. I highly recommend David's talks to others able to attend one on his lecture tour - Marion Kelso