Events

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Interview with Lisa Manterfield
29 April 2021 

 

We were delighted to welcome Lisa Manterfield, author of The Smallest Thing, a contemporary retelling of the Eyam plague story. This uncannily prescient novel, published in 2017, imagined what would happen if a deadly disease returned to Eyam today, forcing the village into a second quarantine. Listen to this for a fascinating conversation about relationships and community in a time of crisis, and being inspired by history just before it seemed to repeat itself...click here to view the recording.

Quarantines, vaccines and museums

Our conversation with Dr Jenner's House Museum and historian Rebecca Rideal about how the stories of our museums resonate in the time of Covid-19.

The Air of Freedom: Eyam Boot and Shoemakers' Strike 1918-20

This talk was given by Steve Bond on 28 January 2021.

Our Plague Year: Eyam Museum in conversation with HOME Manchester

Our curator, Owen Roberts, discusses HOME's Our Plague Year cartoon, with artist Nick Burton, in December 2020

Bakewell Old House Museum: impact of Coronavirus

This film was made in September 2020 as part of a joint project about the local impact of Covid