Speaker: Jason Monaghan
Tuesday 3rd September, 7.30pm, Les Cotils
This is a FREE event, however, please make sure to book your seat in advance.
As this will be a popular event, please reserve a seat either by calling the Enrolment Secretary on 237888 or by emailing email@example.com. Entry free.
Guernsey’s Head of Heritage Services, Jason Monaghan is to talk at the WEA meeting on Tuesday 3rd September about his decade devoted to our Island’s history.
Jason Monaghan is about to retire after a very successful time heading-up the Guernsey Museum, Castle Cornet, the historic sites and the Island’s archaeological service. He first came to Guernsey immediately after gaining a 1st at The London Institute of Archaeology, a Bsc and PhD in Archaeology, specialising in Roman pottery - to what proved to be an ideal project - Asterix, Guernsey’s Roman Wreck. He supervised its restoration and wrote the complete report in 1985-89, only to return 17 years later as Museum Director with the task of determining its future.
More recently Jason has become noted for leading the investigation into the Alderney Nunnery Project, a fantastic Roman fort that has led to the discovery of a much wider community dating back to Iron Age under the surrounding Longis Bay sand-scape.
Jason is also a successful author with books about Alderney’s Elizabethan shipwreck and “The Story of Guernsey”, followed by seven novels, some being archaeological thrillers based on “Jeffrey Flint”.
Jason will present an illustrated talk on his fascinating life and the wonderful contribution he has made to Guernsey’s knowledge of its history.
Jason has often been a willing and popular contributor to WEA’s many historical series and will be greatly missed. Please come and hear this fascinating story.
No charge is made for this lecture but because of its anticipated popularity, you should enrol by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org