The Architectural Evolution of The Medieval Monastery

20 Apr 2017, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location: West Side Lecture Theatre, School of Art, Park Avenue, Winchester, SO23 8DL

DrSimonRoffey20 April 2017 – Thursday

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The architectural evolution of the medieval monastery
Speaker: Dr. Simon Roffey (University of Winchester)

This illustrated lecture will examine the architectural evolution of the medieval monastery with reference to key examples. The first part of the lecture will look at the early development of monasticism from the early communities of the ‘desert fathers’ through to the Benedictine models of the later medieval period. It will consider the nature of medieval monastic life and liturgy and how this was reflected in the form and fabric of monasteries. The second part of the session will pay particular attention to the architectural development of monasticism in Winchester in the period c 900- 1250. The lecture is suitable for those who have no prior knowledge of the medieval monastery as well as those who have a general interest in monasticism and the archaeology of Winchester.


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