Church Monuments Society online Spring lecture series 2021

Date / time: 10 April - 22 May, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Church Monuments Society online Spring lecture series 2021

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.

Saturday 8 May, 5-6 pm.
Tomb Tourism: a talk on the history of tourist fascination with tombs, by Dr Roger Bowdler, FSA.

Saturday 15 May, 5-6 pm. ‘
Fantastical Monuments’: Thomas Dingley’s ‘Observations’ in Ireland, 1680-81: a talk by Dr Amy Louise Harris.

Saturday 22 May, 5-6 pm.
Lost and Found: The Monument to Francis Mond by Rainer Hoff at Storrington. A talk on the monument at St Mary’s Church, Storrington, by Dr Holly Trusted, FSA.


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