Medieval Studies Forum
A series of 5 lectures to be held at the Letherhead Institute Leatherhead on Monday evenings 20 April - 1 June 2009 (excl. bank holidays).
Did you know that there were more than 20 royal residences in the counties of Surrey and Middlesex? This lecture series will cover five of the most important and interesting sites:
10.30am Tea and Coffee available
10.50am Welcome & Introduction
11.00am Isabel Sullivan: ‘An Introduction to Manorial Documents'. Isabel is an archivist with an interest in Latin working at the History Centre
Matthew Piggott: ‘Manorial Documents: their survival and how to locate them.' Matthew is also an archivist at the Centre and will demonstrate the use of the online Manorial Document Register
By popular request, the autumn meeting of the Forum this year will be devoted to Surrey's medieval towns, beginning to carry forward the thinking in Martin O'Connell's 'Historic Towns in Surrey' in 1977 (SyAS Research Volume 5), Dennis Turner's contribution on towns in the 1984 'Archaeology of Surrey to 1540' and the contributions by Phil Andrews and John Schofield in the 2004 'Aspects' volume.
10.15am Tea and coffee available
St Mary's Church, Guildford
All members of the Society are welcome to attend meetings of the Forum, the next being a day devoted to Surrey's medieval churches, with varied contributions on their architecture and place in society.
THE CORPUS OF ROMANESQUE SCULPTURE IN BRITAIN AND IRELAND: SURREY - MONASTERIES, ROYALTY AND SURVIVAL.
Sabrina Harcourt-Smith, who is working on the Surrey material for the online Corpus.
WRITING GUIDEBOOKS TO SURREY CHURCHES - SOURCES AND PROBLEMS