28 July 2021

Tea-time talk: Bristol Castle

Join us for a short tea-time talk and find out about Bristol Castle.

Bristol Castle was originally built for Bishop Geoffrey of Coutances, William the Conqueror’s half-brother. It became one of the most important Norman castles in England and played a significant role in Bristol’s history. Most of the castle was demolished by Oliver Cromwell after an Act of Parliament in 1656.

Discover how extensive excavations in Castle Park have uncovered information about Bristol Castle’s exciting history and explore what can still be seen today.

This tea-time talk is part of the Festival of Archaeology, the UK’s biggest celebration of archaeology.

Speaker: Pete Insole is a historical and archaeological specialist with over 20 years of experience of working in the heritage sector. Pete is the Principal Historic Environment Officer for Bristol City Council and maintains Bristol’s Historic Environment Record. He devised and manages Know Your Place, an online digital mapping resource.

How to take part

This free, online talk will be held over Zoom. Please book your place below. Details of how to join the session will be in your registration email. Please check your spam folder if the email does not arrive. Bookings close at 11am on 28 July.

Although this talk is free, we would be grateful if you could consider making a donation.

Please visit the Zoom website for guidance on joining webinar. Please allow extra time before the talk begins to make sure everything is working correctly. It’s up to you whether you turn on your video but all guests will be muted once the talk begins. You are welcome to ask questions in the chat box throughout the talk.