Archives are a treasure trove of curiosities, holding hidden mysteries and secrets from the past.

In this workshop, you are invited to explore the world of medieval archives with expert archivist Dr Michael Stansfield, and to learn more about how to unlock the mysteries of their hidden contents.  

All are welcome - whether you are completely new to archival material, or are fluent in Latin and palaeography! Curious as to what a compotus or a quitclaim might look like? Come along to find out! 

As well as viewing genuine documents from St Albans Cathedral's own archives, including some newly-conserved medieval charters, Dr Stansfield will guide you as you investigate the types of medieval documents that might have been in our medieval archive, and compare these with archives at New College Oxford and the cathedrals of Durham and Canterbury.  You'll also have the opportunity to share the experience of the medieval scribes by creating a sealed medieval deed of your own to finish the day. 

When | Saturday 17 June 2023, 10.30am - 3.30pm

Where | St Albans Cathedral 

Cost | £25

Tutor| Dr Michael StansfieldArchivist and Records Manager, New College Oxford 

(Please note that students are responsible for bringing their own lunch)

How to Book

You can book online here using the button below, or by calling the Learning Administrator on 01727 890212 between 9.30am and 3.30pm Monday to Friday. Tickets will be on sale until 12noon the day before the event. Please ensure that you provide a current email address when you book.