fri10feb6:00 pmfri7:00 pmThe Ancient Schools of GloucesterDavid Evans


(Friday) 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm(GMT+00:00)


Ivor Gurney Hall

by foot off Pitt Street. Please note there is no parking at the school for this event.

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Are school days really the best days of our lives?

Historian, archivist and former Deputy Head of King’s School David Evans lifts the lid on the intriguing history of Gloucester’s oldest schools and some extraordinary pupils. From Gloucester’s John Stafford Smith, who wrote the US national anthem ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’, to the 14th century schoolboys allowed a pig’s bladder to play ‘mob football’ in the streets of medieval Gloucester on Shrove Tuesday. David Evans talks about his recently published book, The Ancient Schools of Gloucester to kick off the first season of the Gloucester History Festival’s King’s Talks.

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Car Parking Notice: There is no free parking available for this event. We suggest that you use one of the three city centre public car parks that remain open late into the Friday evening.
These are: The Gloucester Quays car park, The Eastgate Shopping Centre car park, or the NCP car park at Blackfriars.

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