A Joint talk with St Albans Museum

Christopher de Hamel, expert in medieval manuscripts, joins us for a talk exploring the riches of the manuscripts created and kept by medieval St Albans Abbey. Many found their way into the collection of Matthew Parker, Archbishop of Canterbury 1559-1575 and noted collector of early English manuscripts, and feature in the exhibitions this summer at St Albans Cathedral and St Albans Museum + Gallery. As former Fellow Librarian of the Parker Library at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, Christopher de Hamel has a wealth of knowledge to share from first-hand experience of looking after these manuscripts in particular, and of the story of the medieval manuscripts of St Albans Abbey in general.

Image: Offa founds St Albans Abbey. CCCC MS 16IImage courtesy of The Parker Library, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. 

Speaker: Dr Christopher de Hamel, FSA, FRHistS, Expert on medieval Manuscripts

Date & Time: Wednesday 1 September, 7.30-9pm

Cost: £15

Venue: Nave, St Albans Cathedral & Online via Zoom

If restrictions proceed as planned, this talk will take place with social distancing measures in the Cathedral Nave. Attendees are also welcome to join online. Please select how you will be attending when you choose your tickets.

Joining on Zoom on the night

As you can attend this talk via Zoom, participants will need access to a device which has audio in order to be able to hear. You can also join by dialling in using a telephone, but won't be able to see the speaker or any visual aids. 

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