‘Small Change Big Games’

A fellow Hunterian Associate Programme project has some great events coming up over the course of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games that are well worth coming along to if you are in the area.

‘Small Change Big Games’ explores depictions of ancient games on Roman coins in The Hunterian collection at the University of Glasgow. The project also aims to compare these ancient coins with the newly minted 50p which commemorates the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

First up is an evening event on Tuesday 29th July in The Hunterian where the organisers Jennifer Hilder and Sarah Graham will talking about the research they have achieved so far on the coin project and making some interesting connections between representations of games in both ancient and modern coins. Visitors can get involved by taking a closer look at the loose change in their pockets and learning some more about the representations on our modern coins. This event is open to the public and is free. Snacks, nibbles and wine (and soft drinks too) will also be on offer during what looks to be an insightful evening.

Then on Saturday 2nd August there will be a drop-in event for families, again at The Hunterian, with activities planned for children of all ages.

Both events look to be great fun and hopefully some of you will make it along to either of them – or why not visit both if you have the time?

For more info on the ‘Small Change Big Games’ project visit smallchange2014.tumblr.com or keep up to date with the planned events via Twitter @smallchange2014

For directions to The Huntarian see http://www.gla.ac.uk/hunterian/visit/gettinghere

Nearest subway: Hillhead

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