Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, this event will be cancelled until further notice.
Andrew Marvell (1621-78) was schooled in the building that is now the Hands on History Museum, later enjoying a political career as MP for Hull. Marvell’s political views are a recognised influence on his poetry, but how influential was Marvell’s boyhood in Hull? This talk explores Marvell’s grammar school life and its mark on poems including ‘To his Coy Mistress’.
Free, booking essential.
The museum is open from 12.00 noon to 4.00 pm every second and fourth Saturday of each month. The Hands on History Museum, in the old Grammar School where William Wilberforce studied, houses the story of Hull and its people. Entry to the museum is free. Hands on History includes a fascinating glimpse into Victorian times, the Story of Hull and also features the Egyptian Gallery. This gallery is home to a genuine 2,600 year old mummy and unique replicas of King Tutankhamen’s treasures.
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