Meetings & Events: Annual Conference

Medieval Chichester: Cathedral, City and Surrounding Area: 4-8 September 2023

4 – 8 Sep 2023

The British Archaeological Association 2023 annual conference took place in Chichester from Monday, 4th to Friday, 8th September, 2023. The principal subject was Chichester Cathedral, though in addition the conference considered the many buildings associated with the cathedral, the vicars’ close and the bishop’s palace, as well as the wider architectural landscape of West Sussex.

Lectures included 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 included Jessica Barker, David Bone, John Crook, Kate Davey, Ute Engel, Agata Gomolka, Martin Henig, Christine Kimbriel, Claudia Marx, Michael Michael, Julian Munby, Tom Nickson, David Park, David Parsons, Richard Plant, Tim Tatton-Brown, Malcolm Thurlby, Frank Woodman, and Andrea Worm.

The conference was based at Chichester University, within walking distance of the Cathedral and city centre. Site visits outside the city included Boxgrove Priory, Old and New Shoreham, Arundel, and Coombes.