Dark and Intriguing: The Challenges of Ashmolean’s Spellbound Exhibition

The exhibition “Spellbound: Magic, Ritual & Witchcraft” at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford examines the history of magic over eight centuries, and shows how our ancestors used magical thinking to cope with the unpredictable world around them. Nick Swarbrick reviews the exhibition and the subjects which it explores.

Dreaming Bread and Skyrie Stanes: Scottish Folk Magic and Community Traditions

‘Dreaming Bread and Skyrie Stanes: A Celebration of Scottish Folk Magic and Community Traditions’ is a day-long symposium organised by researcher Scott Richardson-Read, storyteller Amanda Edmiston, and musician Debbie Armour, which will celebrate Scottish folk magic and traditions.

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