Architectural History Conference – Church and Hospital of St. Bartholomew

Barts Heritage


Barts Heritage

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St Bartholomew the Great




24 Feb 2023


Tickets £25
10:15 am - 5:30 pm

Learn about the Architecture of two 900 year old institutions

The Great Hall © David Butler

2023 is the 900th Anniversary of the foundation of the Church of St Bartholomew the Great and St Bartholomew’s Hospital. To celebrate the anniversary, the church and hospital have joined with the British Archaeological Association to organise a conference on Friday 24 February on the architectural history of the foundations.
Talks will take place in the Great Hall of the hospital, where a sandwich lunch will be served. This will be followed by a tour of the hospital and church. The day will end with a drinks reception in the church.


10.15 Registration

10.30 Welcome

10.45 Presentations

  • The Architectural History of St Bartholomew’s Priory in the 12th century, Jill Franklin
  • The Founder’s Book and the Rahere Monument, Julian Luxford
  • Medieval Funerary Monuments at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, Christian Steer
  • St Barts from the 13th century to the Reformation, John Goodall

12. 45 Lunch

13.30 Presentations

  • St Bartholomew’s Hospital to the Reformation, Euan Roger
  • A renaissance Madonna and Child at Barts, Jeremy Warren
  • Dissolution and Reformation at St Bartholomew’s Priory and Hospital, Nick Holder
  • The Long Decline, c. 1559–1864, Steven Brindle

15.30 Refreshments

16.00 Tours of Hospital (led by Dan Cruickshank) and church (including talk by Jon Bayliss on the early modern monuments)

17.30 Reception in church

Tickets £25 at Eventbrite