BRITISH ARCHAEOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
Lincoln Cathedral Study Day ‘making and remaking’
Monday 6th October 2014, 10.15 – 16.30
Registration open until 19th September 2014 (limited spaces)
Lincoln Cathedral has for forty years had a full team of craftsmen, and has contributed to the training of workers at other cathedrals around the country. The ongoing programme of ‘making and remaking’ at Lincoln serves to inform our understanding not only of this particular building but also medieval architecture more widely.
Organised and led by cathedral archaeologist Professor Philip Dixon, this day school is an opportunity to visit the works department and talk to the masons, glaziers and carpenters of the works team, and see their daily work on the cathedral. In the afternoon Professor Dixon will lead a tour of the cathedral to look in detail at areas where the craftsmen’s work can be seen in situ alongside historic material.
The BAA is most grateful to Carol Heidschuster, manager of the works department, for generously hosting this study day. The cost of the day will be £20 for members. The event is free for students.
The cathedral is approx. 3/4 mile walk from Lincoln rail station; alternatively there is a taxi rank at the station. Coffee and biscuits will be provided on arrival at the cathedral works department, but participants will need to make their own arrangements for lunch. The cathedral refectory will be open and serving hot and cold refreshments.
Please note: the afternoon session may involve stairs, heights, confined spaces and other potential hazards. Participants must take responsibility for their own safety at all times.
Places are limited to 20, of which 10 are reserved for students. To apply please e-mail Helen Lunnon – firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 19th September, stating if you are a student. In the case of a greater number of applications being received than places available a ballot will be used. Successful candidates will be contacted by email on Monday 22nd September, with a request for payment.