The Lyell Lectures 2022


The Lyell Lectures 2022

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From Memory to Written Record: English Liturgical Books and Musical Notations, 900–1150

Part of the Lyell Lectures

  3, 5, 10, 12 and 17 May 2022

 Sir Victor Blank Lecture Theatre, Weston Library

This lecture series is now fully booked.

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Professor Susan Rankin (University of Cambridge)

The Lyell Lectures 2022 series

Lecture 1: Sound and its Capture in Anglo-Saxon England

  3 May 2022, 5–6pm (BST)

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Lecture 2: Lecture 2: A Community of Scribes at Worcester

  5 May 2022, 5–6pm (BST)

Lecture 3: St Augustine’s and Christchurch, 950–1091

  10 May 2022, 5–6pm (BST)

Lecture 4: From Neumes in campo aperto to Neumes on Lines (at Christchurch, Canterbury)

  12 May 2022, 5–6pm (BST)

Lecture 5: Assimilation or change? Normans at Winchester

  17 May 2022, 5–6pm (BST)

Booking information


Registration is essential for attending in person at the Lecture Theatre, Weston Library. 

Booking is for the whole series, for the sake of simplicity. Your booking entitles you to attend as many lectures in the series as you are able.

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An alternative way to see Lecture 1 in the series is online via livestream. Registration is required. 

All lectures will be available as recordings after the conclusion of the series.