"Lindsay was excellent. Wonderful balance of showing us round and talk. Really enjoyed it and learned so much. Feel well equipped to attempt reading inscriptions."
"This was a fantastic opportunity for myself and my students. An excellent and interesting day. Looking forward to applying new knowledge in the museum!"
"Good hosting and Lindsey was very engaging. Really felt like my knowledge of inscriptions improved over the day. The pack is also comprehensive and gives something good to take home."
"Well done indeed. Worth every penny!"
Photos relating to the course:
Very sunny pictures of Newcastle University from the day before (the Armstrong Building) on Friday when Newcastle's weather was positively tropical...
We began the day looking at the plaque to 'Her Majesty The Queen' showing when The Great North Museum was officially opened on Friday 6th November 2009.
These are not past customers !!!! (At the Small Clore Room - where the event was held in May and yesterday)
|Lindsay showing us the Great North Museum plaque (relating to its official opening)|
|Looking at a plaque dedicated to the Hancock family located in the GNM atrium|
|In the torrential rain (yesterday) |
Lindsay is valiantly pointing out an inscription in the gardens of GNM
|A wonderfully life like sculpture of a rhino (Rhinoceros) in the GNM garden|
|We all look on (Lindsay is out of shot beside the rhino)|
|Lindsay in action complete with torch to look at another possible inscription |
or is it? (We debated this.)
|Lindsay showing us the library at the top of the GNM which is free for the public to use|
|The famous 'Roman Inscriptions of Britain' (RIB) which is also now online|
|In the small clore room looking at the 'Regina et Barates' inscription (one of Lindsay's favourites)|
|Lindsay in action in the Roman Gallery of the GNM|
|Lindsay with the altars found in Newcastle in the Tyne river (on the site of the Roman bridge in the north channel of the Tyne) dedicated to Oceanus (Sea Water God) RIB 1320 and Neptunus (River Water God) RIB 1319. They were found when the Swing Bridge was built in 1875.|
|Lindsay pointing out an inscription with the original red paint from Roman times which can be seen on the inscription|