Previous Brixworth Lectures

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. The lecture is generally held annually on the Saturday nearest to the feast of All Saints (1 November).

Many of the lectures have been published and can be purchased at the church or via the Friends of All Saints'.

Archive

Lecture No.  Lecture title  Year 
36
 
Michael Wood 
King Æthelstan and the Making of England
2018
 
35
 
Jon Wilcox 
Pleasures of the Pulpit: sex and humour in Anglo-Saxon homilies
2017
 
34
 
Catherine Cubitt
Reform and renewal of religious life in Anglo-Saxon England
2016 
 
33
 
Barbara Yorke
Mercia and Wessex c.800: Connections and Comparisons
2015
 
32
 
Jennifer O'Reilly
A sealed book: interpreting Scripture in the Anglo-Saxon Church
2014
 
31
 
Leslie Brubaker
Brixworth and Byzantium
2013
 
30
 
Faith Wallis
Visualising Time and Nature in Anglo-Saxon England
2012
 
29 
 
Leslie Webster
Wall-paintings to altar cloths: furnishing the Anglo-Saxon Church
2011
 
28
 
Julia Barrow
Who served the altar at Brixworth? Clergy in English minsters c.800-c.1100
2010
 
27
 
Richard Gem
Architecture, Liturgy and Romanitas at All Saints' Church, Brixworth
2009
 
26
 
David N. Parsons
The pre-Viking place-names of Northamptonshire
2008
 
25
 
Ian N. Wood
The Priest, the Temple and the Moon in the Eighth Century
2007
 
24
 
Elaine Treharne
Gluttons for Punishment? The Drunk and Disorderly in Anglo-Saxon Homilies
2006
 
23
 
Susan Rankin
Music to adorn the liturgy of the Anglo-Saxon Church
2005
 
22
 
Mark Blackburn
Coinage and the Economy of Anglo-Saxon England
2004
 
21
 
Patrick Wormald
'Corruption’, ‘Decline’, and the ‘Real World’ of the Early English Church: aristocrats as abbots
2003
 
20
 
Nicholas Brooks
Church, State, and Access to Resources in Early Anglo-Saxon England
2002
 
19
 
Michelle Brown
Methods of Making: Techniques and Perceptions in the Production of Manuscripts in Anglo-Saxon England
2001
 
18
 
David Parsons
Chapels and Chantries in Medieval Northamptonshire
2000
 
17
 
Jane Hawkes
Sculpture on the Mercian Fringe: the Anglo-Saxon crosses at Sandbach, Cheshire
1999
 
16
 
Neil Christie
On Bells and Belltowers: an evolution from late antiquity to the middle ages 
1998
 
15
 
David Dumville
St Augustine, St Gregory and the origins of English Christianity
1997
 
14
 
Michael Swanton
Opening the Franks Casket
1996
 
13
 
John Blair
Continuity and Diversity: Minster churches and territorial organisation in Anglo-Saxon England
1995
 
12
 
Eric Fernie
The Saxon-Norman Overlap in Architecture
1994
 
11
 
Simon Keynes
The Councils of Clovesho
1993
 
10
 
Henry Loyn
The Church and the Law in early Anglo-Saxon England
1992
 
9
 
Alan Thacker
The Making of a Saint some pre-Viking cults in the East Midlands
1991
 
8
 
Rosamond McKitterick
Anglo-Saxon Missionaries in Germany: personal connections and local influences
1990
 
7
 
Richard K. Morris
Rooms around the church
1989
 
6
 
Richard Bailey
The Meaning of Mercian Sculpture
1988
 
5
 
David Rollason
Two Anglo-Saxon Rituals: the dedication of a church and the judicial ordeal
1987
 
4
 
Martin Biddle
Egypt and Brixworth: and Anglo-Saxon journey in 1847
1986
 
3
 
Rosemary Cramp
Anglo-Saxon sculpture in and around Northamptonshire
1985
 
2
 
Geoffrey H. Martin
Some Dedications and Guilds of All Saints
1984
 
1
 
Harold Taylor
All Saints' Church, Brixworth: how the church took its present shape
1983