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Mary Rose Anniversary Lectures

Thursday 6th October - Saturday 8th October 2022

Celebrating 40 Years of the raising of the Mary Rose

Action Stations Auditorium, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

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40 years ago a Tudor icon returned...

Join the Mary Rose for three days of talks and panel discussions to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the ship's monumental raising in 1982!

Topics will cover the court of Henry VIII and the impact the Mary Rose excavation has had on maritime archaeology. There will also be the chance to hear from some of those involved in the lead-up to and the raising of the Mary Rose.

The event will be held in the Action Stations Auditorium at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Tickets to attend in person include lunch and refreshments as well as the opportunity to visit the museum at the end of the day. 

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Thursday 6th October 2022
History

What was happening in the Tudor court at the time of the Mary Rose.

Participants include:

Professor Suzannah Lipscomb
Historian and broadcaster

Dr Elizabeth Norton
Historian and broadcaster

Dr Sean Cunningham
Head of Medieval Records at The National Archives

Dr Kirsten Claiden-Yardley
Historian, researcher and historical consultant

Friday 7th October 2022
Impact

The impact the Mary Rose excavation has had on maritime archaeology.

Participants include:

Professor Eleanor Schofield
Deputy CEO at The Mary Rose Trust

Dr Alex Hildred
Head of Research at The Mary Rose Trust

Dr Dan Pascoe
 Marine Archaeologist

Dr Brendan Foley
 Marine Archaeologist

Mensun Bound
 Marine Archaeologist on the recent excavation of Shackleton’s vessel the Endurance.

Terence Newman
 Marine Archaeologist at Historic England

Hefin Meara
 Marine Archaeologist at Historic England

Saturday 8th October 2022
Raising

Hear from some of those involved in the lead-up to and the raising of the Mary Rose.

Binky Hallett, daughter of Alexander McKee, and Nick Rule, son of Margaret Rule, will be there to talk about their parents and their roles in recovering the Mary Rose.

Pat Baker, Underwater Archaeological Photographer, will share his experience of photographing the ship in the difficult conditions of The Solent. 

We will hear the memories of some of the divers, including Royal Engineers, who were involved with the excavation and raising.

Our panelists include Dr Dominic Fontana, Damien Sanders, Dr Alex Hildred and Christopher Dobbs. Together they will discuss the sinking theories surrounding the Mary Rose.

Tickets and More details
Tickets are priced at £30 per day or £75 for all three days. Each day will run from 10am-4pm (entry and registration 9:30-10am).

The lectures consist of a mixture of talks and panel discussions on the day’s theme (speakers to be announced in the coming weeks). The event will be held in the Auditorium inside Action Stations at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Tickets to attend in person include lunch and refreshments as well as the opportunity to visit the museum at the end of the day. 

There are a limited number of wheelchair spaces available each day. If you require one of these, please contact development@maryrose.org first to reserve your space before buying a ticket.

If you have any dietary requirements, please contact development@maryrose.org once you have purchased your ticket (ideally before 28th September so we have time to notify the caterer).

We're very sorry but we are unable to offer online viewing of the lectures. Please note that tickets are non-refundable.

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