How the medieval mindset might be examined through the art and artefacts left behind. This study day starts with an introduction to illuminated manuscripts of both pre- and post-Conquest periods, looking at how the books were used, whether as sacred vessels for the Word or as memory joggers for daydreaming monks. The life of the scribe in the Middle Ages is the focus of the second talk and, after lunch, the Lindisfarne Gospels and the Luttrell Psalter will be examined. Copies of 19 of the most beautiful manuscripts will illustrate the talks.
• Speaker Imogen Corrigan is a freelance lecturer and author who studied Anglo-Saxon and Medieval History at the University of Kent, graduating with first-class honours. She later gained an MPhil from the University of Birmingham. Her first book, Stone on Stone: the men who built the cathedrals, was published in 2019.
Cost: £12 (£15 to non-members) or £5 for virtual attendance online via Zoom