Join Annie Tindley, Senior Lecturer in Modern British History, as she addresses one of the ubiquitous side effects of sport and leisure in the country houses of the 19th century - the resulting taxidermy displays of animals and birds.
This is particularly true in Scotland and Ireland, where hunting, shooting and fishing were dominant leisure pursuits.
This lecture will take a fresh look at taxidermy and ask: what was it for; and what did it say about the class who commissioned and displayed it in their houses?
Tea and biscuits included in the ticket price.
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