24 September 2020

Late lunch talk: Bristol – An expanding city

Ever wondered how, when and why Bristol became the physical city that it is today?

According to legend two giants, Vincent and Goram, created the Avon Gorge and an ancient king called Brennius founded Bristol.

In reality what was once a small Saxon settlement called ‘Brycgstow’ is now the largest city in the South West of England and ‘home’ to more than half a million people in the wider urban area.

This free online talk provides a whistle stop account of more than 1,000 years of Bristol’s history with a focus on the geographical, social and industrial factors that have determined the look, shape and feel of the city as we know it today and in particular the changing face of its harbour side.

Speaker: Gail Boyle, Senior Curator of Archaeology and World Cultures

Gail Boyle has had a successful career as a museum archaeologist for over 30 years and has played a leading role in the delivery of of M Shed which explores many of the themes relating to ‘What makes Bristol Bristol?’.

This talk is part of Brizzle Week.

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 Thursday 24 September.

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 meetings. 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.

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