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Women, Witchcraft and Birds

October 23, 2023 @ 7:00 pm 9:30 pm

Judith Hewitt managed the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic in Cornwall for five years and she will draw on her work at this museum for this talk. 

This included a display dedicated to The Goddess – a Pagan deity who takes many forms.  Many Goddess archetypes connect with birds in some way and, arguably, some of this symbolism developed into the early modern idea of ‘the witch’.

The persecution of those accused of witchcraft will also feature in this talk with accusations involving flight, feathers and birds as familiars included.

Visitors to Dumfries Museum for this talk will also be able to explore the museum’s two exhibitions ‘The Women of Dumfries:  Art, Suffrage, Temperance and War’ and ‘Dr Flora Murray: Suffragette, Doctor and Daughter of Dumfries.’

No booking necessary


Accessibility Details: Fully accessible, ground floor

Age Restriction: The talk aimed at adults

Dumfries and Galloway Council Museums Service

01387 253374

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Dumfries and Galloway Council Museums Service

Dumfries Museum, Rotchell Road
Dumfries, DG2 7SW
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