Forthcoming Meetings

Spring Meeting 2020

Westminster Abbey: manuscripts, archives, history – including curator-led tours of the Sanctuary, Library and Cosmati pavement

Westminster Abbey, 24 March 2020, 9.30-16.30

AMARC’s spring 2020 meeting will explore the rich documentary, literary and artistic history of the Abbey, with talks by leading scholars in the field and curator-led tours of some of the site’s most spectacular attractions.

Entrance to the newly refurbished Galleries is included in the registration fee, which also covers tea/coffee breaks and lunch. Attendees will be organised into groups for the morning and afternoon tours, as indicated on the programme. The programme has furthermore been arranged to enable participants to attend evensong after the close of the meeting, if they so wish. Click here to book.

Registration fees (including tea/coffee, lunch and admission to the Galleries)
– AMARC members: £35
– non-members: £40
– AMARC student members: £30
– student non-members: £35


9.30 Registration
10.00 Welcome
10.05 The Early Charters of Westminster Abbey: Simon Keynes
10.35 Henry III and Westminster Abbey: David Carpenter
11.05 Tea / coffee
11.30 Henry III and the Cosmati Mosaics: Warwick Rodwell
12.00 Tour of the Library and Muniment Room (Group 1), Tour of the Sanctuary (Group 2)
12.45 Lunch
13.30 More than meets the eye: pigment analysis medieval wax seals
Stuart Black and Elizabeth New
14.00 Books kept at the shrine of Edward the Confessor in the later middle ages:
Matthew Payne
14.30 Tea / coffee
14.50 Visit to the Galleries
15.45 Tour of the Library and Muniment Room (Group 2), Tour of the Sanctuary (Group 1)
16.30 Attendees wishing to stay for Evensong may take their places at this point

Autumn Meeting 2020

AMARC’s autumn meeting will take place in Glasgow, on the subject of the fifteenth-century book, on Thursday 3rd December. Further details will be forthcoming by e-mail and the AMARC website and newsletter.