Meetings & Events: Study Days

Study Day: Rievaulx Abbey

2 Jun 2018
Rievaulx Abbey

Rievaulx Abbey is one of the most impressive Cistercian abbey complexes in Europe, nestled in the hills of the North York Moors National Park. Established in 1132, the ruins of the abbey include the monastic church, which was begun in the second half of the 12th century and extended in the 1220s, but also much of the monastic complex. This study day will examine this monastic complex with experts who have published extensively on the architecture, the history and the archaeology of the Cistercians. The day will also include a visit to the new museum at Rievaulx, which houses many sculptures and architectural fragments that were previously not on public display.

A coach will pick up members from Thirsk Station at 10:40 and will drop members off at Thirsk
station after the study day finishes at 16:00.

Preliminary programme

11:00 Arrival and coffee
11:30 Introduction to the site (Dr Michael Carter)
12:30 Architecture and Archaeology (Stuart Harrison)

13:30 Lunch (Not included in price, but there is a café on site. Delegates may also bring their own)

14:30 Cistercian Architecture in England and France (Dr Alexandra Gajewski)
15:00 The Rievaulx Museum (Dr Michael Carter)
16:00 Depart Rievaulx (coach will take the group to Thirsk Station)

The Study Day will cost £40 for members and it will be free for students.
The BAA will also offer up to 10 student travel grants, which will cover expenses up to £50. If you wish to participate in the study day, please contact Jana Gajdošová on by 1 May, with a short account of your current studies and requirements for travel if a student. In the case of the study day being oversubscribed, admission will be by ballot, and all will be notified if they have been successful by 2 May.