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Title: Ancient Magic
Post by: Djibril on October 11, 2018, 09:18:08 pm
Public event at the Institute of Classical Studies, London

Since ancient times humans have used magic to curse and protect, to harm and heal, to divine and constrain. Join us to explore the mystical objects and potent rituals of our magical past in this free Hallowe’en event. Expert talks from academics and an author will be followed by the opportunity to participate in a range of hands-on activities exploring ancient magic—from making your own curse tablets and poppets to divining the future and turning humans into beasts.

Date: October 31, 2018

Venue: Senate House, Malet St, London WC1E 7HU

Registration: Required, but free. (

Speakers include: Helen King, Gabriel Bodard, Celia Sánchez Natalías, Sophie Page, Roz Kaveney. Plus hands-on activities. Ancient magic-themed costumes encouraged.
Title: Re: Ancient Magic
Post by: Djibril on December 01, 2018, 07:01:00 pm
The video recording of the Ancient Magic event is now online at the University of London podcasts ( page. So if you weren't able to be at the event, and you want to see what classicists, historians and novelists have to say about ancient magical beliefs and practices, you can have a look.

Sadly you won't be able to take part in the hands-on activities that took place after the presentations, but Caroline Lawrence wrote a blog post ( describing some of what went on, if you're curious…