Explore the Jorvik Group

Event details

Event
Medieval Magic - part of York's Festival of Ideas
Start
9th June 2019
Time
10:00am - 5:00pm
Cost
Entry to Barley Hall will be free on this date.
Venue
Barley Hall
Phone
01904615505
Address
2 Coffee Yard, York, YO1 8AR, United Kingdom

From alchemy to the healing properties of plants, protective charms to stories about shapeshifters, explore different ideas about magic and the supernatural in the medieval period.

Watch a Tudor alchemist perform experiments on transmutation in the Great Hall, make a witch bottle or enjoy drop-in talks and readings from medieval romances about human-animal transformations.

Join researchers from the University of York’s Centre for Medieval Studies and discover the often blurred lines between science, religion and magic, and history and fiction in the Middle Ages.

Entry to Barley Hall will be free on this date.