This Saturday I went to Reading Museum for one of the regular “Tea and Talks at Two” events. This talk was given by Peter Krushwitz, a lecturer of Latin, at the University of Reading. The subject was the Latin inscriptions on the monuments and architecture in and around Reading.
The talk was held in a small room just off from the main museum exhibits. There were about eleven of us present to which Peter gave a good and informative talk. Using slides he was able to show us a selection of buildings with the inscriptions in close-up. He explained everything in detail and accompanied the descriptions with some interesting local history.
After the talk I was able to go to the museum shop and buy a copy of his book, which I was able to get signed. The book contains 48 local inscriptions, and their translations, and I might go and see if I can find some of them for myself.
Lastly there was a visit to the café for a generously large scone, clotted cream, and jam, cream tea which was included in the very reasonable £5 lecture fee.www.readingmuseum.org.uk/events/details/633/