A workshop with Latin tutor, Penny Martin, on Monday 13th September 2021, 11am – 1pm. 

Are you struggling with the Latin that you meet in family history & other documents?
If so, this is the workshop for you.

Latin was the natural choice of language for important legal documents of all types from early times until the vernacular language of the ordinary people took over. It was used by Kings, clerics and lawyers across the western world and it became a universal language; it is no surprise therefore that historic documents and records are often written in Latin, or contain particular Latin words and phrases. 

During this two-hour workshop, Penny will teach you how to decode Latin documents in modern script (we will leave the palaeography for another day). There will also be a chance to look at Latin vocabulary and grammatical phrases and dip into Penny’s library of textbooks and guides.  

Tickets are £10 each, and they must be purchased in advance as numbers are limited. 
Complimentary refreshments will be provided.  

To purchase a ticket please use the button below. Alternatively you can call us on 01548 830832 or email office@dra.uk.net; you will need to supply a valid phone number and email address for our records. By purchasing a ticket you will be subscribing to the DRA Friends mailing list and will receive regular updates about our work and events, but you can unsubscribe at any time. Booking will close at 12 noon on Thursday 9th September 2021 

 

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Where we are

Devon Rural Archive, Shilstone, Modbury, Devon, PL21 0TW

Call us: 01548 830832

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