25 May 2017, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: West Side Lecture Theatre, School of Art, Park Avenue, Winchester, SO23 8DL
25 May 2017 – Thursday
Winchester, the Winchester School and art in late Anglo-Saxon England
Speaker: Professor David Hinton (Southampton University)
Although Wessex seems to have played little part in the cultural development of the first centuries of Christianity in Anglo-Saxon England, it came to the fore during the expansion of the kingdom in the ninth century.
Winchester itself emerged as a major centre for manuscript, textile and metalwork production, giving its name to a distinctive artistic style. Meanwhile, excavation – principally in the cathedral cemetery – has produced a corpus of sculpture.
It is not usually possible to distinguish between different workshops within the city but, without question, the New Minster played an important part in this work.