Meetings & Events: Annual Conference

Medieval Chichester: Cathedral, City and Surrounding Area

15 Jul 2023

Please note that the date of the conference is not yet confirmed, but is expected to take place in summer 2023. Please check back.

The British Archaeological Association 2020 summer conference in Chichester has been postponed. We now expect the conference to take place in 2023. Dates will be available later this year. Bookings for 2020 have been refunded in full. The provisional programme remains the same as that originally planned. Thus, in addition to the Cathedral itself, the conference will consider the many buildings associated with the cathedral, the vicars’ close and the bishop’s palace, and the wider architectural landscape of West Sussex.

Lectures will include papers on subjects covering many aspects of the architecture of the Cathedral, Romanesque and Gothic, wall paintings, the architecture of Medieval West Sussex and its Roman past. Speakers include Jessica Barker, David Bone, John Crook, Kate Davey, Ute Engel, Agata Gomolka, Martin Henig, Christine Kimbriel, Claudia Marx, Michael Michael, Julian Munby, Caroline Novak, Tom Nickson, David Park, David Parsons, Chris Pickvance, Richard Plant, Tim Tatton-Brown, Malcolm Thurlby, and Frank Woodman.

The conference will be based at Chichester University, within walking distance of the Cathedral and city centre. Proposed site visits outside the city will include Boxgrove Priory, Old and New Shoreham, Arundel, and Coombes.

Booking forms will be available in 2023. All enquiries about the conference should be sent to the Hon. Conference Secretary,