A lecture by Dr Susan Kay-Williams

Many of you will already have admired the very beautiful decoration on the canopy cover to the Amphibalus shrine, which was recently completed by extremely skilful embroiderers at the Royal School of Needlework, based in Hampton Court Palace.  This work was sponsored by the Friends, so we are especially delighted to welcome the Chief Executive of the School, Dr Susan Kay-Williams, as our final speaker in 2021.

Her talk will describe the long history of the School, dating back to 1872, its fascinating textile archive and extensive educational role, before moving on to some of the recent and current projects.  Amongst these of course are several involving St Albans Cathedral, not just the Amphibalus shrine canopy but also the restoration of the canopy on the Alban shrine (this too financed by the Friends) and the Dean’s Cope.

Date and Time: Saturday 13 November at 2.30pm

Cost: Tickets cost £10, and can be booked online below, or via the Cathedral box office (01727 890290). 

Venue: The lecture is a hybrid’ event, taking place in the Alban Room, St Albans Cathedral and online via Zoom.  Please select how you will be attending when you book your tickets. 

Entry is via the Welcome Centre on Sumpter Yard. Step-free access is available via a lift.

No parking is available at the Cathedral. If you require a space for access reasons, please email us in advance.

How to Book

You can book online here using the button below, or call the Box Office on 01727 890290. This event can be booked until Thursday 11th November. 

If you have any queries about this event, please contact Sally Pearson at [email protected]

Joining on Zoom 

Instructions for joining the talk will be sent via email the morning of the event. If you have not received these details please contact Sally. 

If you are accessing 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 dialing in using a telephone, but won't be able to see the speaker or any visual aids.  

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