“Out of the weald, the secret weald”

The latest online newsletter from the Society of Antiquaries (SALON) includes details of Dr Christine Finn’s 2010 events celebrating Jacquetta Hawkes.  In particular, Jacquetta will be well represented at this year’s Ilkley Literature Festival, including an exhibition  based on the Jacquetta Hawkes Archive, more details nearer the time.

The newsletter also includes Linda Hall on Puck’s Song by Rudyard Kipling:

“a brilliant evocation of landscape archaeology (although it rather falls apart in the last verse!) and should be compulsory reading for all budding archaeologists! But first it should be read aloud to all primary school children to arouse their interest and excitement in this country’s past”.

Jacquetta Hawkes shared the intense feeling for the meaning of landscape shown by Kipling in this poem (one of my own favourites).  I vaguely recall her mentioning the poem somewhere, so will try to track the reference down.

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