Finding the Snake Goddess: new poems by Ruth Padel

Monday, June 12, 2023 - 2:00pm
Ruth Padel (Poet)
Ellen Adams (KCL)
Nicoletta Momigliano (Bristol)
Christine Morris (TCD)
Andrew Shapland (Oxford)
Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre, 66 St Giles, Oxford

Poster advertising the event: background image is of two Plaster replicas of the Knossos ‘snake goddesses’ (© Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford). In conjunction with Labyrinth: Knossos, Myth and Reality, the current exhibition in the Ashmolean Museum, and as part of the project 'The Many Lives of a Snake Goddess', Ruth Padel will read poems on the Snake Goddess figurines, found at Knossos in 1903 by Sir Arthur Evans.

Ellen Adams (KCL); Nicoletta Momigliano (Bristol); Christine Morris (TCD); and Andrew Shapland (Oxford) will introduce Ruth Padel’s performance with a short archaeological and historical talk on the figurines and join her afterwards for Q&A with the audience. An in-person event, free, open to all, no booking required. This event will also be live-streamed for those who cannot make it in person. 

Watch the Live-stream

You can watch the talks online streamed live from the lecture theatre via Panopto >>