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An account of our recent Supporters of the Old Library event is below. Please watch this space for future events!

'Past Impressions: seals as an insight into medieval life'

A very successful Supporters of the Old Library event took place on Saturday 24 September 2016.

Bateman's sealThe talk by Dr Elizabeth New, 'Past Impressions: seals as an insight into medieval life', looked at some of Trinity Hall's seals from the College Archives (including the seal of Bishop Bateman pictured here) and gave an insight into the "Imprint" project.

The speaker is a medieval historian, an expert on British seals and Senior Lecturer in Medieval History at the Department of History & Welsh History at Aberystwyth University. She is also co-investigator on the "Imprint" project, which is a forensic and historical investigation of fingerprints on medieval seals. There was a display of seals in the Chetwode Room before the talk.

Supporters of the Old Library also had an opportunity to see an exhibition in the Old Library, "Women in the Special Collections of Trinity Hall", to celebrate 40 years of admitting women to Trinity Hall.

 

 

 

 

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