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Talks and tours, 2014

January 9, 2014 2 comments
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Happy New Year!   Here are the talks and tours I’m giving in 2014. Do come along!
  • Winchester cathedral dayschool, 8 February 2014

Morning in the classroom, afternoon a detailed tour. £35.

  • Cambridge Medieval Seminar, 29 April 2014 

Academic paper on the Decorated style and the Bristol Master. Evening.

  • Churches of the medieval Fens,  two-day residential, 16-18 May 2014

Residential weekend with visits to extraordinary Fenland churches, from Ely cathedral to Walpole St Peter, all in the setting of this memorable landscape, and with excellent food, too. http://www.villierspark.org.uk/study-tour 

  • Medieval cities, towns and villages of East Anglia four-day residential, 2-6 June 2014

Visits to Norwich, King’s Lynn, Stamford, Peterborough, Long Melford, etc; explore medieval towns, cities and villages, discover how they worked, and visit their wonderful churches. Excellent food, too. http://www.villierspark.org.uk/study-tour.

  • Glastonbury Abbey dayschool, 28 June 2014

Morning in the classroom, afternoon a detailed tour. £35.  

  • ‘Secular and monastic’ lecture to the Lewes Priory Trust, 13 June 2014
           Evening lecture.
  • Oxford University Summer School for Adults, one-week course, 12-19 July 2014

Five-day course on Medieval Architectural Style, with good food and a day out seeing examples of each style in the flesh. Residential and non-residential options available.  http://www.conted.ox.ac.uk/courses/summerschools/oussa/

  • Medieval Cambridge weekend, 5-7 September 2014

Residential weekend recreating medieval Cambridge and the birth of the university. Walking tours of the city with visits to colleges and churches, following the history as we go: a veritable time machine. Excellent food. http://www.villierspark.org.uk/study-tour.

  • Great and Little Malvern priories dayschool, 13 September 2014

 Morning in the classroom, afternoon a detailed tour. £35.

  • 9-day residential tour of English cathedrals, 1-9 October 2014
A Martin Randall Travel extravaganza. Luxury hotels, epicurean meals, musical recitals — and an expert show-round of ten of the greatest buildings on Earth. Not cheap, but worth every penny. http://www.martinrandall.com/tour/493-the+cathedrals+of+england/intro/
  • ‘1,000 years of cathedrals as history’, lecture to the City of Rochester society, 18 October 2014
  • Medieval Architectural Style (classroom based, in Bristol) dayschool, 8 November 2014

Morning in the classroom, afternoon a detailed tour. £30.

  • …. I am also giving NADFAS lectures at Winchester, Osnabruck, Hamburg, Henley, Kensington, Teignbridge, and elsewhere. Contact me if you would like to attend any of these.   Finally, my Shire book, Medieval Architectural Style, will be published in the Summer, and a new major publication is on the stocks for 2015.
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