Friends of Stony Stratford Library: Augustus Pitt Rivers Talk
Venue: Stony Stratford Library, 5-7 Church Street, Stony Stratford
Date: 20 Nov 2018
There will be a FoSSL talk at the Library on Tuesday 20 November by Rosemary Pemberton. Her subject will be 'Pitt Rivers: Eminent Victorian and Collector Extraordinaire'.
Augustus Pitt Rivers was an English army officer who is best known for the ethnographic museum in Oxford that bears his name. A rich and eminent Victorian, he was an influential archaeologist, curator and art collector - indeed, he can lay claim to have been one of the world's first scientific archaeologists. His life and legacy make a fascinating story.
Rosemary Pemberton was a guide at Woburn Abbey for many years. She now lives in Wiltshire, not far from Pitt Rivers' estate, where she lectures and writes.
Tickets for the talk will be available at the Library (tel. 01908-562562) from Tuesday 30 October. There is no charge for tickets, but FoSSL is grateful to accept donations to cover costs and to support activities at the Library.
As always, wine, fruit juice and home-made cake will be served after the talk.