Lecture: Origins of Romanesque and Gothic architecture at Gloucester Abbey

The European origins of Romanesque and Gothic architecture and their manifestation at Gloucester Abbey

Saturday 2 October 2021 - 2.00pm
Lady Chapel, Gloucester Cathedral

A Lecture by Dr Richard Fisher

England has one of the world’s largest collections of complete medieval buildings still in use.  But what makes the churches of the Middle Ages look the way they do?  In this introductory lecture Dr Richard Fisher examines the origins of the layout of early church buildings and the two major medieval architectural styles which predominated in the west.  Examples are drawn from cathedrals and abbeys across Europe to help explain the appearance of the building here at Gloucester.

Dr Fisher is currently Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Bristol, where he contributes to the medieval history and art-history undergraduate courses.  His doctoral research investigated the three cathedrals of Gloucester, Hereford and Worcester in the early Reformation.


Ticket Prices:

FOGC Member:     £10.00

FOGC Non Member / Guest: £12.50

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