Conference: Makers and Shapers of the Leaves of Southwell

Leaf carvings at the Chapter House. Southwell Minster-

A day conference looking at the arts and crafts as well as the people who made the Chapter House and other foliate carvings in Southwell Minster.

Tickets cost £20 and are  half-price for Friends, Stewards, Sidespeople and Volunteers. Refreshments will be provided but you will need to bring your own lunch.

Places can be booked through the Cathedral Shop, in person or by ringing 01636 812933.

Contact Alison Milbank for further details by calling 07738 873279 or emailing


09.30  Registration opens. Tea and coffee on arrival

10.00 Clare Hartwell, architectural historian: ‘The Chapter House Perspectives and Perceptions’

11.00 Coffee

11.15 Chris Brooke, archaeologist: ‘Using Raman Spectroscopy and X-Ray Fluorescence to Determine Potential Colour Pigments in the Chapter House’

12.00 Philip Dixon, Cathedral Archaeologist: ‘The archaeology of the Chapter House’

12.45 Lunch break – NB lunch is not provided.  Delegates may eat their lunch in the Nave or visit one of the many local places to eat, including the Southwell Minster Refectory 

1.45  Michael C Jones: St Mary’s Southwell and the Archbishops of York c.1100-1540

2.25 Paul Ellis, stone carver and mason: ‘A stone-carver’s perspective on the leaves’

3.10 Mike Painter, master carver, ‘The wood-carved leaves of the Quire’

3.55 summing up

4.00 close and opportunity to visit the Chapter House

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