Opening Reception and the King Alfred Lecture

25 Oct 2018, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: St Bartholomew’s Church

Tickets £5 (£4 for Hyde900 members Under 16s Free) Please book in advance

6.00 pm: King Alfred Weekend launch event / Drinks Reception

followed by

6.30 pm:  Welcome by Rev’d Cliff Bannister, Rector, St. Bartholomew’s Church.

Alan Lovell, Chair of Hampshire Cultural Trust will then talk about Hampshire Cultural Trust’s work with partners to continue ‘joining up’ Winchester’s heritage offer, including promoting the city’s nationally important Anglo-Saxon heritage, and the possible development of a new museum experience in central Winchester,

followed by

The Hyde900 King Alfred Lecture 2018: ’What Did the Monasteries Ever Do for Us?’

presented by Dr Simon Roffey, Reader, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology of the University of Winchester.
Dr Simon Roffey, seen recently on BBC TV in Professor Alice Roberts’ series on historic cities, will examine the story of the medieval monasteries and consider the benefits that they brought ranging from scholarship and education to healthcare and work with the poor. He will answer definitively the question, ‘What did the monasteries ever do for us?’ before they were dissolved by Henry VIII in the 1530s.

King Alfred Weekend Programme


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