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Manchester Medieval Society welcomes all members of staff

29 Sep 2009

Varied programme of Thursday evening lectures begins 22 October

The Manchester Medieval Society exists to promote all aspects of medieval studies – history, literature, science, art, archaeology, music – in a spirit of good fellowship.

The Society is open to all members of The University of Manchester and to those in the vicinity of the University who have an interest in any aspect of medieval studies.

Every year the Society organises a varied programme of lectures on Thursday evenings followed by supper for those wishing to continue informal discussion afterwards.

In 2009/10, the Society will look to use a variety of eating establishments in order to accommodate differing tastes, and it is hoped that this will tempt members to stay for supper so that this part of the evening continues to feature in future programmes.

The Society also organises a Spring outing to medieval places of interest – churches, abbeys, priories, castles – in Lancashire, Cumbria, Yorkshire, Cheshire, Derbyshire and Shropshire.

If you are interested in having news of the Society’s activities or joining the Society, please come along to one of our lectures.

PROGRAMME FOR 2009/10

Lectures (all commence at 6pm)

  • 22 October
    Richard of Gloucester, Nicholas Lancaster and the York Corpus Christi Play
    Richard Beadle, Department of English, University of Cambridge
    Venue: Poetry Centre, Room S.1.5, Samuel Alexander Building (Arts Building), The University of Manchester
      
  • 26 November
    The Bayeux Tapestry and the Sea

    Gale Owen-Crocker, Professor of English Language, The University of Manchester
    Venue: Poetry Centre, Room S.1.5, Samuel Alexander Building (Arts Building), The University of Manchester
      
  • 11 February
    Recent Research on the Vikings

    Colleen Batey, Senior Lecturer in Archaeology, University of Glasgow
    Venue: Arts Theatre, Samuel Alexander Building (Arts Building), The University of Manchester
    (Joint meeting with MANCASS)
     
  • 11 March
    The Body of Evidence: Judicial Torture in Late Medieval England

    David Matthews, English and American Studies, The University of Manchester
    Venue: Poetry Centre, Room S.1.5, Samuel Alexander Building (Arts Building), University of Manchester

Excursion

  • Proposed date: Saturday ? May 2010 - details to follow

Annual subscription

  • Members: £15.00, unwaged and students, £5.00
  • Non-members: per lecture £5.00, students £2.00

Please make cheques payable to 'Manchester Medieval Society' and send them to the Secretary:

  • Dr Susan Thompson
    3 Framingham Road
    Sale
    Cheshire
    M33 3ST