As those of you who follow this blog know, I regularly lead adult education courses. These are usually in the evening but occasionally I run day time courses at the weekend. In September I’m running an adult education Day School looking at the archaeology of medieval churches in North West England, from the Saxons to the Reformation.
I’ll be looking at the evidence for the earliest Saxon churches in the region, the impact of the Norman conquest, and the later rebuilding of monastic and parish churches, and the consequences of the Reformation on church buildings as well as other topics. As ever, I’ll be including some of the latest archaeological research on these enduring structures, and drawing on my own research and site visits to these fascinating sites over the last 30 years, which includes survey of timber-framed churches and excavation with several church sites.
The day runs from 11am to 3pm in Macclesfield and the cost (£16) includes lunch, coffee, and tea. This is a Workers’ Education Association course and you can enrol online here – enrolonline.wea.org.uk – quoting reference number C3847683.