Discovering William of Malmesbury

Saturday 15th July

William of Malmesbury was one of the most prolific and important writers of his time. He spent all of his adult life as a monk of Malmesbury and the magnificent setting of the abbey church in Malmesbury is the venue for a day of expert talks exploring different facets of his work. This event also marks the launch of Discovering William of Malmesbury, a new collection of essays by the speakers and other scholars.

This event also marks the launch of Discovering William of Malmesbury, a new collection of essays by the speakers and other scholars.

Hosted by the Malmesbury History Society and Malmesbury Abbey.

 

Programme:

10.30-11.30
Professor Rodney Thomson, University of Tasmania: ‘William of Malmesbury and the medieval churches of Malmesbury Abbey’

11.30-12.30
Professor John Gillingham, Fellow of the British Academy: ‘William of Malmesbury and the history of civilisation in England’

14.00-15.00
Dr Emily Winkler, University of Oxford: ‘William of Malmesbury, the Britons and the remote past’

15.00- 1600
Panel discussion: ‘Why is William of Malmesbury important?’They will be joined by Professor Michael Winterbottom, Emeritus Fellow, Worcerster College, Oxford University

 

Tickets are £14 (£10 for students) and are available at Malmesbury Abbey, or online at william.eventbrite.com

 Download poster HERE