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Gravestones Walk and Talk 2016

OPEN AFTERNOON (with tea and scrummy cakes)
and a (short) GRAVESTONES WALK (and talk) by Nina Morgan

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Nina Morgan, author of The Geology of Oxford Gravestones, and something of an expert on the family life of William Smith (it is she who has transcribed the 52 letters (held at Oxford Nat Hist Museum) between William Smith and his nephew and niece John and Anne Phillips), together with her co-author Philip Powell, gave us a fascinating introduction to the geology of some of our gravestones.   

 

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