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Members talk Thursday 7 pm September 17th via Zoom

Dr Jennifer Horseman of Creswell Crags will talk about "The Ice Age Artists of Creswell Crags"

Explore the imagination of Ice Age artists with our speaker Jennifer Horseman of Creswell Crags, home to Britain’s foremost collection of Ice Age cave art. Discovered in 2003, the ~13,000 year old engravings of Church Hole, Robin Hood Cave and Mother Grundy’s Parlour are a relative newcomer to rock art studies and the first of their kind to be recognised in Britain. The wider world of Ice Age art is populated by some of the most lauded and hotly debated discoveries in the history of archaeological study. Join us to learn more about the artworks of sites like Lascaux and Altamira, Creswell and Chauvet – and the many attempts to unravel their mysteries.

Dr Jennifer Horseman - Learning and Engagement Officer

I’ve been fascinated with prehistory since my early years, with trips to caves in the Dordogne and seeing stone circles in Brittany. This led to my academic focus, studying for a BSc in Archaeology with Forensic Science (1st Class Hons.) and MSc in Palaeoanthropology (Distinction), with awards for best academic performance and best dissertation.

I am in charge of learning provision and use my special interest in the Palaeolithic period to drive our programming, redesigning our packages for schools and adults in 2017. I’m absolutely thrilled that this education package earned us our first Sandford Award in 2018! My specialization is biological anthropology (the human body and how it evolved), but I’m also versed in prehistoric art, stone tool technology and just a pinch of geology, knowledge I love to bring to my work and our visitors.

I’m passionate about the inclusion of different audiences and a member of the Neurodiverse Museum Professionals Group. The creation of hands-on, multi-sensory experiences is my current focus, sparking the development of our “Augmented Reality Sandbox” and explorations in the application of 3D printing for heritage learning.

To join the talk email us at and put September Talk in the Subject Line.

Heritage Open Day Event

A quiz to test your powers of observation and knowledge by taking our Higher Buxton Town Trail Quiz

BCA has put together a history quiz that takes you from Buxton Town Hall on the market place and around Higher Buxton before finishing at the museum. Once you have completed the quiz email us your answer sheet and we will email you the answers.

You will learn some interesting facts about some of the buildings and use your observational skills to answer the quiz questions.

Down load the quiz by clicking on the link below. Once you have completed the quiz then email it to us and we will send you the answers.

Higher Buxton History Trail Family Quiz 2020


Read our summer newsletter online here

This edition focuses on Buxton's Transport with contributions from BCA Member Ian Morris and an interview with Buxton Town Team's Tina Heathcote. We also have some thoughts on getting inspiration from nature during the lockdown from Frances Sussex and the latest on BCA's save our swifts project. Trevor Donald takes a look at excursions from Buxton in 1819. Lyn Noble writes about being inspired by Buxton's woodlands to paint and members can order prints of his woodland paintings.

Always Be Confident

BCA have produced a video explaining how you can always be confident about your safety when visiting Poole's Cavern

With thanks to Charles Huff

BCA at the Fringe

Places and Spaces decided to celebrate the sensory garden with readings of poems on a sunny Sunday afternoon

Waiting for Poetry