Workshop on the Lyghfield Bible

From Paris to Canterbury: the Lyghfield Bible in Context
Monday 4th March, 1.00-5.30pm, The Peter Brown Room (Darwin College, University of Kent)

MEMS invites you to a half-day workshop run in collaboration with Canterbury Cathedral to celebrate the return to the city of a gem of a manuscript, a Parisian Bible of the late thirteenth century. Its early history places it in Canterbury so it was highly appropriate that the Cathedral should purchase it, with the support of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the Friends of the National Libraries and the Friends of Canterbury Cathedral when it came up for auction in the summer of 2018.

The workshop is organised by Drs David Rundle and Emily Guerry. It will bring together experts on the Bible in the thirteenth century and on manuscript culture who will present short papers intended to stimulate questions and discussion. The event will begin with a light lunch at 1pm, and will run until 5:30pm. It will be followed by a public lecture organised by the Cathedral and held in its precincts, given by Dr Alixe Bovey (Courtauld Institute, London), and entitled ‘Illuminating the Bible in Medieval Canterbury’. The lecture will start at 6:45pm, and will be followed by a drinks reception.

While the lecture is open to everyone, please note that workshop numbers are strictly limited and places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Please register on Eventbrite as early as possible to reserve a place.