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Jarrow Hall Inaugural Talk: Excavating Bede and His World
April 11, 2017 - 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Jarrow Hall Inaugural Talk: Excavating Bede and His World with Dame Rosemary Cramp
We are delighted to welcome Dame Rosemary Cramp to deliver our inaugural talk at Jarrow Hall. An archaeologist and academic specialising in the Anglo-Saxons – as well as the first female Professor appointed at Durham University – it is through Dame Rosemary’s trailblazing excavations at the Wearmouth and Jarrow Monastic sites that Jarrow Hall is here today, beginning a new chapter and continuing to tell the astonishing story of Bede and his world.
Thanks to the generosity of Dame Rosemary, this talk is free to all.
To ensure your place, complimentary tickets are available in advance via email, over the phone, or in person at the Bede Museum during opening hours.
“The twin monastery achieved European importance in the period between its foundation in the late 7th century and destruction in the mid 9th, partly because of the pioneering achievements of its founder, Benedict Biscop, in creating an important centre of cultural learning, but mainly because of the fame of the most renowned inmate, the theologian and historian, Bede.
The 11th century refoundation, and survival of both sites as religious centres to the present day, is largely due to the continuing interest in his work. Despite this interest however, nothing was known of the physical context of this work – save for the surviving parts of the early churches – until these excavations took place.”
Rosemary Cramp: Wearmouth and Jarrow Monastic Sites Volume One