Meetings & Events: Annual Conference

Medieval Art, Architecture and Archaeology in Shrewsbury and North Shropshire

15-19 July 2019

15 – 19 Jul 2019

Exactly 80 years after its last visit, the British Archaeological Association will gather in Shrewsbury to consider – and celebrate – the medieval art, architecture and archaeology of Shrewsbury and north Shropshire.

There are papers on late Roman Shropshire, Shrewsbury’s medieval topography, the patronage, art, architecture and archaeology of medieval churches in and around Shrewsbury, stone sculpture, alabasters, roof bosses, seals, and nineteenth-century antiquarianism. Speakers include Ron Baxter, Meg Bernstein, James Cameron, Gillian Crumpton, John Cherry, Richard Gem, Heather Gilderdale-Scott, Richard Halsey, Martin Henig, Julian Luxford, John McNeill, Elizabeth New, Caroline Novak, Cathy Oakes, David Robinson, Trevor Rowley, Spencer Smith, Alan Thacker, Jeff West, Roger White, Will Wyeth, and Victoria Yuskaitis

The conference will be based at the Walker Theatre, Shrewsbury, part of the Theatre Severn complex and situated within easy walking distance of both Shrewsbury Abbey and the former collegiate church of St Mary. Site visits will include all significant medieval sites in Shrewsbury itself, Acton Burnell, Wenlock Priory, Buildwas Abbey, Haughmond, Atcham, Shifnal and Tong. Booking forms are now available for download. A limited number of student scholarships covering the conference and accommodation will be available. The closing date for scholarship applications is 15 April 2019. All enquiries about the conference should be sent to the Hon. Conference Secretary on