Ancient Magic

Ancient Magic
31 October 2018, 6.00pm - 8.00pm
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The Beveridge Hall, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU


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.


Prof. Helen King (Open University) – ‘Green stones, red wool: colour and touch in ancient Greek magic and medicine’

Dr. Gabriel Bodard (Institute of Classical Studies) & Dr. Celia Sánchez Natalías (University of Zaragoza) – ‘Be careful! Magical figurines and written curses’

Dr. Sophie Page (UCL) – ‘Magic and the Medieval universe’

Poet and author Roz Kaveney will read from her novel Resurrections (Rhapsody of Blood Vol. III)

This is a free event but booking is essential via the link. School groups are very welcome (for group bookings please email

 Suitable for ages 13+ (under 18s must be accompanied by an adult).

Event supported by the John Coffin Memorial Fund.


Valerie James
020 7862 8716