Medieval Studies Forum

If you are interested in any aspect of the medieval period, in Surrey or beyond, then the Surrey Medieval Studies Forum is the group for you.

The Forum offers in-person and online talks with workshops and visits, where topics can be approached from different angles. 

For our purposes the period is very broadly defined as running from the early 5th century AD through to about the year 1600. 

Surrey in this era was the scene for some events of national significance, such as the coronations of multiple English kings at Kingston upon Thames in the 10th century and the agreement of Magna Carta at Runnymede in 1216. 

Mostly however, Surrey’s medieval story is one of normal life, whether at elite level – seen at castles like Guildford and Farnham, and monasteries such as Waverley and Southwark or of more everyday life, in the parish churches and timber-framed houses.

The Forum welcomes all interested in the medieval period, irrespective of their background, level of experience or field of interest. There is no subscription for this group, the only requirement is to be a member of Surrey Archaeological Society. 

If you are interested in joining the Forum, please contact Pamela Savage (, indicating any particular interests and previous areas of study you have.

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