Forthcoming Events

  • Sat
    26
    Jan
    2019

    The Abbey of St Edmund: Past, Present & Future

    10 am - 4 pmSt Edmundsbury Cathedral, Angel Hill, Bury Saint Edmunds, IP33 1LS

    The year 2020 marks the Millenium of the foundation of the Abbey of St Edmund, a place of international pilgrimage and a seat of immense power and wealth throughout the middle ages. This major public event will take place within the ancient precincts of the abbey, in the nave of St Edmundsbury Cathedral. It will reveal the exciting results of recent research into the abbey by Richard Hoggett Heritage and Purcell UK and provide an open forum to consider the future of this treasured yet vulnerable site.

    For more information and to book tickets click here.

  • Fri
    10
    May
    2019

    From Castle to Cold War - Reading the Historic Landscape

    10:00 am - 4:00 pmOrford Town Hall, Market Hill, IP12 2NZ

    This day-school for the Suffolk Preservation Society will examine the topography, settlement patterns, field systems and buildings which give Suffolk its distinctive historic landscape character, and explains how to ‘read’ the history of both land- and coast-scape around us. We will be based in the historic coastal town of Orford and the theory of the morning session will be complemented by an afternoon walking tour to put principles into practice.

    Booking details can be found by clicking here.

  • Thu
    23
    May
    2019

    The Abbey and the Antiquaries: The Archaeology and History of St Edmund’s Abbey

    Time TBCVenue TBC

    Further details to follow.

  • Fri
    13
    Sep
    2019

    M.R. James' East Anglia

    Time TBCVenue TBC

    Best known as the writer of some of the finest ghost stories ever published, M.R. James was also the foremost medieval scholar of his day and had a strong academic and personal interest in East Anglia's landscape and history. This lecture for the Breckland Society examines James' East Anglian connections, from his childhood in Suffolk to his involvement with excavations at St Edmund's abbey in Bury, and looks at the influence which the region had on the development of his ghost stories.

  • Fri
    20
    Sep
    2019

    North Norfolk U3A

    Time TBCVenue TBC

    Subject TBC.

  • Mon
    07
    Oct
    2019

    M.R. James' East Anglia

    Time TBCVenue TBC

    Best known as the writer of some of the finest ghost stories ever published, M.R. James was also the foremost medieval scholar of his day and had a strong academic and personal interest in East Anglia's landscape and history. This lecture for the Bury Past and Present Society examines James' East Anglian connections, from his childhood in Suffolk to his involvement with excavations at St Edmund's abbey in Bury, and looks at the influence which the region had on the development of his ghost stories.