Durham Inspired: Live in Lockdown
Durham’s Scottish Soldiers Project – Behind the Scenes I

Thursday 27 August 2020, 6pm (BST)

In November 2013, two mass graves were discovered during construction work at Durham University’s Palace Green Library, on the City’s UNESCO World Heritage Site. This discovery generated an extensive period of analysis led by experts in our world-leading Department of Archaeology. This analysis concluded that the remains were indeed those of the Scottish soldiers from the Battle of Dunbar; a finding that helped solve the near 400 year mystery of their last resting place. Since then, the Project Team have delved further into the history of these soldiers; their lives both on and off the battlefield, and what became of those who survived imprisonment to make new lives in far distant lands.

This interactive session will provide participants with the opportunity to hear from and speak directly with members of the original Project Team. Through a series of breakout laboratories, attendees will be able to choose from a range of fascinating subjects, including: DNA research, a history of the battle-site past and present, what we can learn from skeletons about how people lived and died, an insight into the stories of survivors, and how archives can be used to trace family history.

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