BookshopLATES... Historic Building Myths

Wed Jul 10 2024 at 06:00 pm to 07:00 pm UTC+01:00

The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland | Edinburgh

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BookshopLATES... Historic Building Myths
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Buildings archaeologist Dr James Wright joins us to speak about his new book Historic Building Myths
About this Event

Go to any ancient building and there will be interesting, exciting, and romantic stories presented to the visitor. They are commonly believed and widely repeated – but are they really true? These stories include those of secret passages linking ancient buildings, spiral staircases in castles giving advantage to right-handed defenders, ship timbers used in the construction of buildings on land, blocked doors in churches which are thought to keep the Devil out and claims to be the oldest pub in the city.

James Wright will explain the development of such myths and investigate the underlying truths behind them. Sometimes the realities hiding behind the stories are even more interesting, romantic, and exciting than the myth itself…

The speaker, James Wright (Triskele Heritage), is an award winning buildings archaeologist. He has two decades professional experience of ferreting around in people’s cellars, hunting through their attics and digging up their gardens. He hopes to find meaningful truths about how ordinary and extraordinary folk lived their lives in the mediaeval period.


This is a FREE in-person event, but please register your interest.


Details:

Event time: 6:00pm (Doors open 5:30pm)

Date: Wednesday 17th April 2024

Venue: RIAS Bookshop, 15 Rutland Square, Edinburgh, EH1 2BE

Tickets: FREE


* Please let us know in advance if you have any access needs and we will do our best to assist you.

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The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland, 15 Rutland Square, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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