Forthcoming Public Lecture on William Shakespeare

On the 26th February 2014, Kevin Colls will deliver a public lecture entitled  ‘Archaeology and the Search for Shakespeare’. The lecture will outline recent archaeological investigations that have aimed to find out more about William Shakespeare’s life and death.

“William Shakespeare is arguably one of the most famous people who have ever lived. His plays have been translated into almost every know language and are taught in classrooms and performed in theatres across the world. However, in reality we know very little about the man himself as there are very few contemporary historical documents that have been found that elude to Shakespeare the person. This fascinating lecture documents the recent attempts to use archaeological investigations to shed light upon one of the most enigmatic people in history.”

The lecture will take place at 7pm in the Science Centre at Staffordshire University on Leek Road, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 2DF. To book your free place, please email

The Centre of Archaeology is offering a free public lecture series throughout 2014 outlining current work both at home and abroad.