Church Monuments Society online Spring lecture series 2021

Date / time
Date(s) - 10 April - 1 May
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Saturday 10 April, 5-6 pm.
Fine and Private Places: or, why study funerary monuments? A general introduction to the study of funerary monuments by Dr Jean Wilson MBE FSA.

Saturday 17 April, 5-6 pm.
‘Reading’ Damage and Design in British and Irish Cadaver Sculptures. A talk discussing the history of these unusual Church monuments, by Dr Christina Welch, University of Winchester

Saturday 24 April, 5-6 pm.
The Cross-Legged Effigy in Context: Myth and Legend. A talk about cross-legged effigies of medieval knights, by Mr Mark Downing, President of the Church Monuments Society.

Saturday 1 May, 5-6 pm.
A Dead Good Job: Gravedigging in Municipal Cemeteries. An in-depth talk about the role of gravediggers, by Dr Helen Frisby and Dr Stuart Prior.

All are online (via Zoom) and free but must be booked via Eventbrite: details at