Symposium: ‘The Medieval Wall Paintings at St. Mary’s, Chalgrove, Oxfordshire’, 16 October 2021, 10am–5pm (BST)

This day-long event will provide attendees with the unique opportunity to hear new information concerning the medieval wall paintings at Chalgrove Church in the presence of the paintings themselves. Aspects of the scheme’s content, dating, patronage, and connection to contemporary works will be explored by notable scholars.


  • Professor Paul Binski (Professor Emeritus of the History of Medieval Art, University of Cambridge & Fellow Librarian, Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge)
  • Professor Miri Rubin (Professor of Medieval and Early Modern History, Queen Mary University of London)
  • Dr. Ellie Pridgeon (Director of Consultant Archivist & Associate Lecturer, Universities of Cambridge, Oxford, & Leicester)
  • Sommer Hallquist (PhD Candidate, University of Cambridge)
  • Madeleine Katkov (Wall Paintings Conservator)
  • Bob Heath-Whyte (Specialist, Chalgrove wall paintings & St. Mary’s Lay Minister)

Members of the Chalgrove Local History Group

Date: Saturday, 16th October, 2021, 10am – 5pm

Location: Church Lane, Chalgrove, Oxford OX44 7SD

Registration fee: £20 (Includes on-site lunch) | Proceeds fund the parish & their continued upkeep of the wall paintings

*Concessions for students & parish members. To receive a discount code, please email

Questions about the event? Please email

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Website for St. Mary’s, Chalgrove:

This symposium is organized by Sommer Hallquist, Madeleine Katkov, and Bob Heath-Whyte.

Find out more and get your tickets here.


Published by Roisin Astell

Roisin Astell received a First Class Honours in History of Art at the University of York (2014), under the supervision of Dr Emanuele Lugli. After spending a year learning French in Paris, Roisin then completed an MSt. in Medieval Studies at the University of Oxford (2016), where she was supervised by Professor Gervase Rosser and Professor Martin Kauffmann. In 2017, Roisin was awarded a CHASE AHRC studentship as a doctoral candidate at the University of Kent’s Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, under the supervision of Dr Emily Guerry.

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