Morecambe Bay Sunset Series: Pen and Ink from Goose Quills and Oak Galls

Sun, 20 Sep 2020 19:00 to 20:30

Morecambe Bay Sunset Series: Pen and Ink from Goose Quills and Oak Galls

Learn how to create writing materials from natural resources, just as medieval clerks, scribes and scholars did for hundreds of years!

Join Bill Shannon for a fascinating insight to ancient writing tools.

For over a thousand years, through the medieval and early modern period, clerks, scribes and scholars made their own ink from oak galls, and their own pens from goose quills. In this talk we will explore how they went about it, and what the results looked like, using both old documents and modern reconstructions.

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https://bit.ly/MBPSunsetSeries4

There are more events on the way too - look out for #MBPSunsetSeries to find out more, or visit www.morecambebay.org.uk/events

*This event will be recorded for future sharing

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