CANCELLED ‘Museum-Cased’ ladies: a special evening event

Due to the ongoing situation with coronavirus, this event has been cancelled.

Thursday 19th March. 6 – 8 pm

An evening to explore and celebrate the lives of three extraordinary women: a Roman skeleton from Arbury, excavated in the 1950s by Museum Assistant Curator Clare Fell, written about by Slyvia Plath. Find out about the latest research into the skeleton.

Rigged poker-stiff on her back
With a granite grin
This antique museum-cased lady lies. All the Dead Dears Sylvia Plath

In August 1952 an excavation took place in Arbury, Cambridge. Led by the Museum’s Assistant Curator Clare Fell, the dig revealed a small group of burials. One of the stone coffins and the female skeleton it contained were on display when Sylvia Plath studied in Cambridge. Her poem All the Dead Dears is about this skeleton.

Find out more about these women and contribute your own ideas and reactions to their stories.

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