Sunday, June 29, 2014

EMAS 25th Anniversary Party

This year EMAS is celebrating its 25th year.

All EMAS members are invited.

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Day School - The Dawn of Europe

Battle of Tours 732

Day School - The Dawn of Europe
David Beard MA, FSA
10:00 a.m. Saturday, 19 July 2014


The period from the end of the Roman era to c. 1000 was a time of exciting changes that saw the building of those medieval states that were to become Europe. It also saw the rise of two religions that were destined to dominate the medieval world: Christianity and Islam.

In recent years historical research and archaeological excavations have done an enormous amount to cast light on what used to be referred to as the 'Dark Ages'.

This day school examines the latest evidence from history and archaeology to give an understanding of this fascinating period.

EMAS Field Trip to Christ Church, Oxford, etc



EMAS Field Trip to Christ Church, Oxford,
Waterperry Church and Rycote Chapel

Saturday, 12 July 2014

David Beard MA, FSA


Leave London Paddington 8:00 am - arrive Oxford

Christ Church Great Hall - built in the time of Cardinal Wolsey, and the inspiration for Hogwarts Hall in the Harry Potter films.

Christ Church Medieval Kitchen - built in the time of Cardinal Wolsey with much of the original fabric remaining.

St Frideswide's Cathedral - established as a priory of Augustinian canons regular, in 1122. The fabric is mainly Romanesque and Perpendicular

Preprandial sherry in Peckwater Quad - a glass of Christ Church sherry in one of the 'sets' in the 18th century Peckwater Quad

Lunch in the famous Oxford Pub 'The Mitre' which is partly 1630 and partly 18th century

Church of ST Mary the Virgin, Waterperry - partly Saxon (with remains of the chancel arch), with some good medieval glass.

Rycote Chapel - this 15th-century chapel has original furniture, including exquisitely carved and painted woodwork.

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