Where | Alban Room and Online

Cost | £12 (£6 students)

Speaker | Dr Jackie Hall, Cathedral Archaeologist

Dr Jackie Hall has been the Cathedral Archaeologist for only a year – but she has been Archaeologist at Peterborough Cathedral and Southwark Cathedral for much longer. One thing she loves is the similarities and differences between each institution, and what you can learn about one place by studying another.

In this talk, she looks at questions regarding the layout of the whole medieval precinct by comparing it with two very similar monasteries – Peterborough and St Edmundsbury – rich, Benedictine, with early origins, and with very close relations with the adjacent town. What do they have in common? What is different? How is what we know affected by survival, traditional ideas regarding monastic planning, and local topographical conditions?

At the end, Jackie hopes that those of you who have been studying St Albans for years will contribute to building a better picture of the precincts.

Image: Extract from Fowler's plan showing Romeland & Abbey gateway, courtesy of St Albans & Hertfordshire Architectural & Archaeological Society

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