Many events are organised by or affiliated with the Medieval Research Centre, and these events are open to all scholars and students interested in the medieval period. We also initiate our annual Richard III Public Lecture, which is held in the city's award-winning King Richard III Visitor Centre.

The Medieval Research Centre regularly sponsors high profile panel sessions at the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo, MI and at the Leeds International Medieval Congress.

In the past, a series of specialist interdisciplinary graduate workshops have been organised, designed to expose graduate students and early career fellows of medieval studies to different disciplinary approaches to evidence and interpretation. Past speakers have included: Dr Chris Fern (Staffordshire Hoard Project); Professor Faith Wallis (McGill, Canada); and Dr John Goodall (Country Life). We hope to initiate these again from the Autumn, to include visits to the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge for a coins session. Do send us ideas for workshops you might like.

Upcoming events

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Brixworth Lecture: King Æthelstan and the Making of England

In this illustrated talk, historian and broadcaster Michael Wood looks at the life of Æthelstan, the first king of England, who died on this night, 27 October, in 939. He will take us into the mind of a man who only ruled for fourteen years, but was long remembered as ’the most just and learned of all who ruled the English state’. Saturday

October 27 2018

The Medieval Research Centre is running a series of research seminars on the theme of 'Late Antique and Early Medieval Royalty' during the Autumn semester 2018.

Annual Brixworth Lecture

The Brixworth Lecture Series is organised by The Friends of All Saints Church, Brixworth, in conjunction with the Medieval Research Centre at the University of Leicester.

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Medieval Research Centre Conference

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