Celebrating the Saints | University of Oxford

Celebrating the Saints

Speaker
Dr Teresa Webber, Cambridge University
Event date
Event time
17:00 - 18:00
Venue
Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3BG
Venue details

Weston lecture theatre, Blackwell Hall

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Recommended

Medieval books were not always silent on the shelves of libraries, even in monasteries. These lectures explore the role of public reading in the lives of religious communities, tracing the occasions and locations of reading aloud in English monasteries during the Middle Ages. Dr Webber provides the first full study of public reading as a part of monastic life in this year's series of the Lyell Lectures, 'Public reading and its Books: Monastic ideals and practice in England, c.1000-c.1300'.