4 Nov 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Venue: Victorian Gallery, Reading Museum

Learn about the role that medicine, science and magic played within monastic communities. This talk will look at how and why monks in Reading studied the positions of the stars and planets, and their effects on human life.  It will also examine how this knowledge was used in running the abbey and fighting against both sickness and evil

As part of our Reading Abbey Lecture Series, come to the Museum to hear Professor Anne Lawrence from the University of Reading talk about a side of Reading Abbey that you have never heard before!

Refreshments will be provided.






The header image is a manuscript on the Apocalypse, probably from Reading Abbey. Copyright: The British Library. Visit their website for more details.