Architects, Priests, and Masons in the Middle Ages

The Leaves of Southwell Project presents:
a talk by Professor Philip Dixon
16 November 2021
2pm on Microsoft Teams

Most studies of medieval churches and cathedrals concentrate on the dates and sources of inspiration for the buildings. In this talk we will explore the links between patrons and builders, to try to identify the aims of the people who paid for the work and the interpretation of these aims by the workers who tried to turn the objective into stonework, looking at both religious and secular buildings.

Professor Philip Dixon
Professor Philip Dixon started his career off by serving in the Royal Navy before studying Art at the Slade and Modern History at Oxford. Since then, Philip was a lecturer in medieval archaeology in many universities including University of Nottingham, Durham University and Christchurch, Canterbury. During the past thirty years, Philip has also been involved as a consultant or contractor in many projects. Since 1981, Philip has been the consultant archaeologist at a range of cathedrals (currently Southwell Minster, Ely, Lincoln, Selby Abbey and Leicester. He has been the director of many excavations including Southwell’s from 1991 to present today.

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