Conference: Discovering William of Malmesbury

Discovering William of Malmesbury

Where: Malmesbury Abbey
When: Saturday, July 15, 2017

William of Malmesbury was one of the most prolific and important writers of his time. He spent all of his adult life as a monk of Malmesbury and the magnificent setting of the abbey church in Malmesbury is the venue for a day of expert talks exploring different facets of his work. This event also marks the launch of Discovering William of Malmesbury, a new collection of essays by the speakers and other scholars.


Professor Rodney Thomson, University of Tasmania: ‘William of Malmesbury and the medieval churches of Malmesbury Abbey’


Professor John Gillingham, Fellow of the British Academy: ‘William of Malmesbury and the history of civilisation in England’

Dr Emily Winkler, University of Oxford: ‘William of Malmesbury, the Britons and the remote past’


Panel discussion: ‘Why is William of Malmesbury important?’ They will be joined by Professor Michael Winterbottom, Emeritus Fellow, Worcerster College, Oxford University

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