Exploring the theological connection to the leaves

The Leaves of Southwell Project Presents: What mean these stones?  Joshua 4:21 KJV
a talk by Canon Nigel Coates
4 May 2021
2.00pm on Microsoft Teams

It is widely acknowledged that the Leaves of Southwell represent the pinnacle of the medieval mason’s art but what theological ideas lie behind the design and decoration of the Chapter House? This talk explores some possibilities.

Book your place on this insightful talk using the Book Tickets for the Talk form at the end of this page.


About Canon Nigel Coates
Canon Nigel Coates served as a residentiary canon for nearly 15 years at Southwell and has led the Leaves of Southwell project that re-interprets and reimagines the 13th century masterpiece.

In normal times we would hold this talk in person and make a small charge. In the current circumstances, we are inviting you to make a donation, if you are able to. Donations from the talk series will directly support the improved accessibility and interpretation of the Palace Gardens, as well as increase the variety of plants, flowers and shrubs that we can plant in the next phase of the Leaves project.

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