Tom Fort forwarded this notice about the upcoming summer meeting of the Royal and British Numismatic Societies. Anyone up for a trip to Wales?
RNS/BNS 2011 SUMMER MEETING — THE VALUE OF MONEY
The Royal and British Numismatic Societies will hold their 2011 joint summer meeting on Saturday 2 July, at the National Museum Wales in Cardiff.
As in past years, the annual joint Summer Meeting is a chance for numismatists to meet and discuss the day's topic in relaxed and convivial surroundings. Members and non-members alike are invited to join us for a thought-provoking day of lectures on the topic ‘The Value of Money'.
A number of speakers will approach the theme from a variety of different angles, across several historical periods. These include:
Matthew Bonaccorsi, Head of Design at the Royal Mint, will examine the relationship between coin design and our understanding of a coin's value, along with the evolution of this in a world that relies increasingly on digital methods of payment.
Amelia Dowler, Curator of Greek Coins at the British Museum, ‘The Cost of Living' drawing on the forthcoming British Museum exhibition, this will challenge our perceptions with a comparison between the cost of living in Roman times and in modern Britain.
Dr Robin Eaglen, President of the British Numismatic Society, will offer some thoughts on the coin market.
Dr Anne Murphy, Lecturer in History at the University of Hertfordshire, will investigate how the Bank of England protected its status as the ‘guardian of public credit' in the later eighteenth century.
Professor Peter Spufford, Professor Emeritus of European History at Queen's College, Cambridge, will examine examples of coinage debasement in Medieval Europe.
Full details of the event programme, information on the venue and how to book your place are available on the RNS website, www.numismatics.org.uk.
The registration fee for the day is £30.00, which includes coffee on arrival, lunch, and afternoon tea. Registration opens at 10.00 and the meeting will commence at 10.30. Attendees can register and pay online at the RNS website, www.numismatics.org.uk, or send a cheque made payable to the Royal Numismatic Society to:
RNS/BNS Summer Meeting
Royal Numismatic Society
℅ Department of Coins and Medals
The British Museum
Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3DG
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