AGM and Spring Lecture – Mediaeval Landscapes: Beyond the Castle Gate

Date(s) - 17/03/2022
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Leicester Bowling Club

Following a short AGM, James Wright will speak on Mediaeval Landscapes: Beyond the Castle Gate .

Using contemporary art and poetry alongside documentary sources and archaeology this lecture unpicks the world of high status parks and gardens in the Mediaeval & Early Modern periods. Whilst ostensibly providing food for the tables of castles and great houses, parks and gardens also had a highly symbolic and ritual element to play in Mediaeval life. This related to a careful stage-management of the natural world to establish landscapes of lordship projecting status and power over the kingdom.

James Wright is an award winning archaeologist and accredited lecturer with both the Arts Society and WEA.

Refreshments will be served as usual after the lecture and all sensible Covid precautions will be observed.

Guests are welcome at a cost of £2.00