The Brixworth Lecture 2012: Prof. Faith Wallis

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Oct 27, 2012
from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM


All Saints' Church, Brixworth

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Saturday 27 October 2012 at 5.00pm

Bewcastle sundial and vine scroll

Professor Faith Wallis, McGill University, Canada

Visualising Time and Nature in Anglo-Saxon England

Cædmon visualized the heavens as a roof. Bede explained earth's climatic zones by imagining a group of men sitting around an open-air fire-pit. Byrhtferth of Ramsey compared the study of time-reckoning to sailing an unfathomable ocean while glimpsing lofty mountains from afar. For the Anglo-Saxons, cosmos and time could be seen with the mind's eye, through concrete forms and formulations. This year's Brixworth Lecture examines some of their strategies for visualizing the created world that lay beyond ordinary vision.
The thirtieth annual Brixworth Lecture is organised by The Friends of All Saints' Brixworth in conjunction with the University of Leicester.

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