Meetings & Events: Study Days

Norwich Study Day: Stone carving and archaeology

10 Nov 2018

The study day will begin with a visit to the workshop of the Stonemasons’ Guild of St Stephen and St George in Norwich. This will include a demonstration and presentation by Dr Stephen L’Normand, master mason of the guild. The presentation will feature the types of techniques and tools that would have been used to carve stone in the Middle Ages. This part of the day will bring together academics, museum curators, archaeologists and students in order to better understand the physical processes involved in stone carving.

The second part of the day will focus on recent archaeology in Norwich and will include a tour of the churches of St Lawrence and St John Maddermarket.

Provisional programme:

10:30               Coffee and Tea at the Stonemasons’ guild

11:00               Talk by Stephen L’Normand

12:30               Independent Lunch Break

14:00               Tour with Prof. Sandy Heslop

16:00               End of the Study Day


For more information about the guild of St Stephen and St George, please see

The cost of the day will be £25 for members. This fee includes tea and coffee at the Stonemasons workshop. The event is free for students, for whom travel grants (to a maximum of £50) are also available.

Places are limited to 20, of which up to 10 are reserved for students.

To apply please e-mail Jana Gajdosova at – by 30 October, 2018. Please state in the email whether you are a member of the BAA or a student. All names will be entered into a ballot for the study day and the successful applicants will be notified by 1 November