Calendar 2019

2019 programme
28 January 2019: Patronage at St Mary Redcliffe (draft title).
Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society
Lecture, at Clifton cathedral, Bristol. Contact me in the first instance.

2 March: Sacred Spaces: an overview of world religious architecture
Friends of Ripon Minster
Dayschool. Contact me in the first instance.

16 March: Monastic architecture at Tintern and Hailes (or Wells cathedral: see 27 April)
Dayschool. Join our merry bunch of west-country church crawlers. Contact me to find out more: jon_cannonAThotmail.com

27 April: Wells cathedral (or Monastic architecture at Tintern and Hailes: see 17 March)
Dayschool. Join our merry bunch of west-country church crawlers. Contact me to find out more: jon_cannonAThotmail.com

8-16 May: Cathedrals of England
Martin Randall Travel
Nine days, ten extraordinary buildings, top-notch hotels and restaurants. Not cheap, but quite an experience: I’ve had people describe it as ‘life-changing’, and ‘one of the best things I’ve ever done’! MRT are leaders in their field, and you get me as a lecturer/guide throughout.

21 May: London: 7 Churches and a Synagogue
Martin Randall Travel
One-day tour. A selection of London’s historic places of worship. Includes St Bartholomew the Great, Temple, St Stephen’s Walbrook, Bevis Marks, All Saints Margaret St, and more.
https://www.martinrandall.com/seven-churches-and-a-synagogue

10-14 June: Yorkshire churches and cathedrals
Martin Randall Travel
An MRT version of the tour below (28 June-1 July). We stay in the county so no Lincoln or Durham, but we add in Howden, Selby, Lastingham, Byland, and a couple of York parish churches.

15 June: 1,000 years of medieval cathedrals as history
Friends of Keynsham church
Lecture. Contact me in the first instance if interested.
https://www.martinrandall.com/west-country-choral-festival

28 June to 1 July: Cathedrals and Abbeys of the north
Cultural Tour Company
This is the new MRT offshoot: decent chain hotels and restaurants, decent (ie cheaper), same quality lecturer (ie me). Lincoln, Beverley, Rievaulx, Durham, Fountains, Ripon, York.

5 July: London:7 Churches and a Synagogue
Martin Randall Travel
One-day tour. A selection of London’s historic places of worship. Includes St Bartholomew the Great, Temple, St Stephen’s Walbrook, All Saints Margaret St, and more.
https://www.martinrandall.com/seven-churches-and-a-synagogue

I am also giving lectures on 8 and 10 July to Martin Randall Travel’s West Country Choral Festival

12-14 July: Fenland churches
Villiers Park
Ely, West Walton, Castle Acre, Walpole St Peter and more. The perfect introduction to the rich story of place, architecture and history in England. Based at this educational charity outside Cambridge: good food and accommodation, nice people.

22-24 July: Anglo-Saxon and Romanesque churches
Villiers Park
A review of these formative eras. Major Anglo-Saxon buildings at Brixworth and Earl’s Barton; the tiny timber church at Greensted; the Romanesque colussus of St Alban’s abbey, and more.

5-8 Sept: Medieval Cambridge
Villiers Park
A time-machine exploration of the origin and development of the university, with visits to King’s college chapel, the Round Church, Great St Mary’s, Corpus Christi, Jesus college, and more.

10 September: Medieval architecture at Gloucester cathedral
Friends of Gloucester cathedral
Dayschool; to be followed by a public lecture on the subject Architecture and history at Gloucester cathedral. Contact me in the first instance for the former; the latter should be on the cathedral website.

12 September: London: 7 Churches and a Synagogue
Martin Randall Travel
One-day tour. A selection of London’s historic places of worship. Includes St Bartholomew the Great, Temple, St Stephen’s Walbrook, All Saints Margaret St, and more.https://www.martinrandall.com/seven-churches-and-a-synagogue

18-26 September: Cathedrals of  England
Martin Randall Travel
Repeat of the May itinerary.

8-21 October: Sacred China
Martin Randall Travel
I have been visiting China on a regular basis for most of my adult life, and have developed this unique itinerary with MRT. We go to some very special places: Buddhist caves (Datong and Dunhuang), sacred mountains (Qu Tai and Tai Shan), the birthplace of Confucius at Qufu, the Temple of Heaven and Lama temple in Beijing. Among personal highlights are our visits to the Nanchan si and Foguang si in Shaanxi, both of which include perfectly preserved ensembles of architecture and sculpture dating back to the C8.

9-10 November: Medieval Oxford
Non-residential. A time-machine to the development of city and university, with visits to Merton, New college and Magdalen — and more. Join our merry bunch of church crawlers by contacting me.

I am also lecturing to Arts Society groups, in Enfield, Peterborough and Leeds, and to The Royal School of Church Music. Contact me (jon_cannonAThotmail.com) if you would like to attend one of these. Also regarding private tours, if you would like to  arrange something.

Advertisements
%d bloggers like this: