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Exploring Hampshire Churches

Talks - History; Talks - General Interest

Event Description

We all know the beauty of the Cotswolds, but in this lecture, John takes just the churches to show how they were influenced by local wealth. They are all built in the same local stone, but each is unique - some villages never benefitted from the wool trade whilst others became wealthy enough to build `mini cathedrals` and this lecture covers the full range. Along the way, we will discover Saxon carvings, semi-hidden Norman inscriptions, and wall paintings, exploring the human aspects of the subject as well as the architectural.

  • Duration: 45 mins
  • Online Zoom Event: An event held in person
  • Join as an individual or book for private groups up to 45
John Vigar

Meet The Speaker, John

John has been a professional historian and speaker for over 40 years. For much of that time, John also taught at the University of Kent as well as for the WEA and Denman College. His specialist subject is ecclesiology – the study of church architecture and associated topics.

Preparing for the Event

For the best experience, you will need to have Zoom downloaded onto your computer. Please ensure you're connected to broadband/wifi rather than using your mobile phone connection (3G/4G).

We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!