Welcome to Hyde900
Hyde900 is a community project in Winchester, Hampshire, to celebrate the 900th anniversary of the founding of Hyde Abbey. For more details see the "What is Hyde900?" page.
Hyde900’s 200th Anniversary ‘JANE AUSTEN’ joint lecture
Jane Austen, Banknotes, and the Hyde Abbey Connection
by Professor Emma Clery and Dr. Helen Paul (both Southampton University) is now scheduled for mid-late September.
Date to be finalised before the end of May when reservations will be opened. This lecture is FREE.
Bookings now open for the 2017 Hyde900 Community Dig April 27th-30th
Hyde900 are organising a further community dig event to take place April 27th to 30th, following on from the highly successful event organised last year. We very much hope you will take part or visit the dig on the Open Day on Sunday April 30th. Full training will be given and booking is now open on.
St. Bede Pupils Explore Mysteries of local Abbey with aid of Hyde900 – And come up with an exciting NEW DISCOVERY!
Two pupils from St. Bede School, Thomas Agombar and Ezra Holliday, made an astonishing discovery within the precincts of Hyde Abbey last week as part of a project to turn the historic site into a learning resource for Year 5 pupils.
King Alfred Weekend 2017
Hyde900’s Annual King Alfred Lecture 2017
20 October 2017 – Friday
‘The Liber Vitae’ – One of Hyde Abbey’s greatest treasures
Speaker: Professor Simon Keynes (Cambridge University)
We are delighted to welcome from Cambridge, Professor Simon Keynes one of the UK’s leading experts on the age of King Alfred and, in particular, on the Liber Vitae which was was probably the outstanding manuscript held in the library of Hyde Abbey. Now in the British Library the Liber Vitae lists the names of brethren and benefactors of the New Minster, Winchester, recorded for commendation to God during daily mass.