The Abbey of St Edmund Heritage Partnership and the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology & History is adapting their Millennium Conference, planned for October 2020, into four online talks streamed free from St Edmundsbury Cathedral.  The talks start November 2020 and finish March 2021.  These will go under the title ‘From Rise to Ruins’.

Dr Richard Hoggett, who has studied the abbey of St Edmund area, will open the talks when he speaks on The Abbey, the Antiquaries and the Archaeologists: Discovering the Abbey of St Edmund from 2pm on Saturday 28 November. Dr Hoggett carried out a Heritage Assessment of the former Abbey in 2018 on behalf of the Abbey of St Edmund Heritage Partnership.

“In many ways it is about understanding what was there and what has, over time, been lost, so that people can fully appreciate its importance,” he said. “We have a vast body of research since the abbey was closed down (dissolved) in 1539, which helps understand its splendour.”

 

 

Sat 28 November 2020, 2pm: Dr Richard Hoggett

The Abbey, the Antiquaries and the Archaeologists: Discovering the Abbey of St Edmund 

Sat 23 January 2021, 2pm: Dr Abby Antrobus

The Relationship between the Abbey and the Town

Sat 27 February 2021, 2pm: Professor Sarah Foot,

Patrons and Benefactors of St Edmund’s Abbey, c.900-1086

Sat 27 March 2021, 2pm: Professor Mark Bailey

The Abbey of Bury St Edmunds and the History of Suffolk

A short guide explaining how to access these talks on Facebook Live can be downloaded here

Talks will be streamed free on: https://www.facebook.com/stedscathedral/