16
Oct
2017

Devon Heritage Centre Palaeography Course

The Devon Heritage Centre will be running one of their regular palaeography courses in the autumn.

As usual, the course will be taught by John Booker to mark the recent publication of his book, Devon Deciphered.   The documents to be studied will lie roughly in the date range 1450-1700.  While the emphasis will be on Secretary Hand, Latin will not be overlooked.  More generally, the content will appeal to those who have already completed an elementary course and wish to acquire a better knowledge of formulaic medieval Latin.  Familiarity with Latin will be an advantage, but the course will provide basic instruction and advice for those who have forgotten what they learnt at school or are currently struggling on a teach-yourself basis.

The course is limited to 15 places and will be held at the Devon Heritage Centre on six consecutive Monday mornings, between 10:00 and 13:00, beginning on 16th October and concluding on 20th November.  The cost will be £56.00, and this can be paid by cheque (payable to South West Heritage Trust Trading Ltd) or by credit or debit card.

To register for a place, please contact Brian Carpenter (brian.carpenter@swheritage.org.uk)  or for questions about the scope of the course, or its suitability for you, contact John Booker directly (john.booker@swheritage.org.uk).