The Queen’s Gambit: how the Lewis Chessmen won the world over
16 March 2021

The Queen’s Gambit is the Netflix drama that made the world chess mad. As it turns out, medieval Europe was ahead of the game by about eight hundred years with what later became the world’s most famous chess pieces, the Lewis Chessmen. Join us as we reveal the secrets of these most enigmatic players.

Cauldrons and flesh-hooks: between the living and the dead in ancient Britain and Ireland
26 October 2017

Jennifer Wexler and Neil Wilkin trace the roots of supernatural stories told today by studying two unique objects from a misty period of our ancient past.