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Lecture Series

Due to the significance of the artefacts, a team of world class experts has been working with The Novium Museum to analyse and interpret the finds to tell the story of the Mystery Warrior. We are very lucky to welcome these experts to speak as part of our online lecture series and share their specialisms.

All lectures begin at 18:30. Admission is free, but booking in advance is essential. All lectures will be held online, a link to join will be sent to attendees nearer to the time. Booking will close the day before the event. To book, please click on the links below or contact Chichester Box Office on 01243 816525. Click here to book now

Thursday, 15 October: Local Iron Age Life - BOOKING HAS NOW CLOSED

Prof. Andrew Fitzpatrick from the University of Leicester will talk about local Iron Age life, focussing on the North Bersted Man and the Iron Age cemetery discovered in Westhampnett in 1992. 

Thursday, 12 November: Experimental Archaeology - BOOKING HAS NOW CLOSED

Claire Walton from Butser Ancient Farm, a world-renowned experimental archaeology site on the Hampshire and Sussex border, will explore what experimental archaeology can tell us about Iron Age life.

Thursday 10 December: The Human Skeleton: Evidence of Disease, Surgery, Vanity and Fatal Trauma - BOOKING HAS NOW CLOSED

Join Dr Paola Ponce, Associate Lecturer in Osteoarchaeology at the University of York as she explores evidence of interesting cases of pathologies in the human skeleton from her research.

Thursday 21 January 2021: Bog Bodies: Face to Face with the Past - SOLD OUT

Join Dr Melanie Giles from Manchester University as she looks at how the exceptional preservation of bog bodies allow us to understand details of their lives and deaths.

Thursday 25 February: Celtic Art - BOOKING HAS NOW CLOSED

In this repeat lecture from our original lecture series which sold out, join us to hear Dr Julia Farley, Curator of British and European Iron Age collections at the British Museum, explore the world of Celtic Art.


These Mystery Warrior events have been made possible by National Lottery players thanks to funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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