‘House of Houses’ – A ‘Leaves of Southwell’ Conference

Saturday 4 September

Join an international team of expert speakers to explore a vast array of fascinating topics including:

  • Medieval cross-slabs
  • Masons’ marks
  • The surviving medieval glass found in the Minster
  • The challenges and recent discoveries from the restoration of the Chapter House.

The day will provide the latest updates from the Chapter House by Cathedral Archaeologist, Prof. Philip Dixon and Prof. Chris Brooke and will culminate in a plenary chaired by Prof. Michael Jones.

Tickets cost £10 and are available to purchase below. Please note that this conference will be hosted online on Microsoft Teams and a link will be sent to you in due course.

Booking for this conference closes at 3pm on Friday 3rd September.

If the event is showing as sold out, please email Aoife, Aoife.Cleland@southwellminster.org.uk, to be added to the waiting list.

For more information, please email education@southwellminster.org.uk


9:30 – Welcome and Introduction to the Minster
10:00 – John McNeill: ‘Southwell’s 13th century extension and the Lexington (Laxton) family’
10:40 – Questions
10:50 – Jenny Alexander: ‘Building the Southwell Chapter House: the evidence of the mason’s marks’
11:20 – Questions
11:30 – Coffee Break
11:40 – Peter Ryder:Medieval cross slabs: deciphering the code’
12:10 – Questions
12:20 – Allan Barton: ‘The surviving medieval glass in the Minster’
12:50 – Questions
13:00 – Lunch
14:00 – Peter Coffman: ‘Tradition, Innovation and Design Harmony across the (Middle) Ages at Southwell’
14:30 – Questions
14:40 – David Carrington: ‘The challenges and discoveries of the recent restoration work at Chapter House’
15:10 – Questions
15:20 – Updates from the Chapter House by Professor Chris Brooke and Cathedral Archaeologist, Professor Philip Dixon
15:40 – Plenary chaired by Professor Michael Jones.
16:00 – End

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