Winchester Cathedral transept, photo Wikimedia Commons


The Norman Cathedral of Winchester: its local, regional and international context

  • Tuesday 30 April 2019
    (6 pm)
  • The Art Workers' Guild, 6 Queen Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AT
  • Lecturer: Eric Fernie

The lecture will explore how the Norman cathedral replaced its Anglo-Saxon predecessor, its place among contemporary Norman great churches, and how it relates to buildings in the German Empire (including Rome) and Spain. The discussion will consider the involvement of William the Conqueror in all of these aspects.


Eric Fernie has held the posts of Professor of Fine Art at the University of Edinburgh and Director of The Courtauld Institute of Art of the University of London. His books include The Architecture of the Anglo-Saxons (1983), An Architectural History of Norwich Cathedral (1993), Art History and its Methods (1995), The Architecture of Norman England (2000), and Romanesque Architecture: the First Style of the European Age (2014).

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