This online symposium will include four sessions on medieval female mystics, thinking about how their experiences were translated to texts, and indeed how texts in the medieval period informed mystical devotion. We will explore how we define 'mysticism' or 'visionary experience', take a look at female saintly models, and will include a focus on Christina of Markyate and the St Albans Psalter. We’ll also take a look at some of the most prominent mystics of the period, including Margery Kempe, Julian of Norwich, and Bridget of Sweden.

Image: Christina of Markyate (possibly) leads monks to Christ through prayer. St Albans Psalter, p285. Date ca. 1119-46. © Dombibliothek Hildesheim, HS St.God. 1

Speakers: Prof Jane Geddes, (University of Aberdeen), Hannah Lucas (University of Oxford), Katherine Dixon (University of Cambridge) and Jane Kelsall (St Albans Cathedral)

Date & Time: Saturday 24 July, 10am-4pm

Cost: £25 

Venue: Online via Zoom

If you’d like to attend the event but are not free to join us live, please do buy a ticket and you’ll receive the joining details (in case your plans change) and an email detailing how to get a recording of the talk.

More information on the individual sessions

Joining on Zoom on the day

As this event will be hosted over 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. 

Instructions for joining the talk will be sent via email the day before the event. If you have not received these details by 12.30pm on Friday 23 July, please call 01727 890205 by 5pm

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How to Book

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You will be able to book online using a button below, or call the Box Office on 01727 890290. Tickets will be on sale until noon on Friday 23 July. Please ensure that you provide a current email address when you book.