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‘Introduction to building stones’ from 9.30 am to 11.30 am in Priory House requires advanced booking, available at the bottom of this page. A hand-lens will be required for this session.

Would you like to build an arch, or understand a medieval building? Learn about the stones the Priory was built from, Or see a whole complex of buildings through the eyes of a geophysicist?
Come to drop-in events, sign up for tours, or attend an afternoon of talks – book your free space at these talks by calling 01582 891420, email prioryhouse@dunstable.gov.uk or visit Priory House. These events will be held at Priory House and Priory Church, with local experts and invited guests. The day will be split into morning and afternoon activities. There will also be a gazebo in Priory Gardens and tours of the Priory remains in the morning.
To book a free space at the Priory Church afternoon of talks please ring or 01582 891420 or email prioryhouse@dunstable.gov.uk 

In Priory Church…

1.15 pm: Arrival
1.45 pm: Welcome – Rev Rachel Phillips (the Rector)
1.55 pm: Introduction to Dunstable, from the foundation of the Priory to the 16th century – Jean Yates (local Historian and author)
2.25 pm: Work on Priory House – Sarah Tattersall (structural engineer, The Morton Partnership)
2.45 pm: New research into building stone – Dr Jackie Hall (building archaeologist and consultant)
2.55 pm: Romanesque Sculpture at Dunstable Priory – Hazel Gardiner and Ron Baxter (The Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain and Ireland)
3.10 pm: A hybrid order of clerical monks, the Augustinian order in England – Matt Bristow (Historic England)
3.40 pm: The recent investigations: adding to the story of Dunstable Priory – Dr Neil Linford and Sarah Newsome (Historic England)
4.25 pm: Summary of questions with answers and discussion between panelists, chaired by Jackie Hall
5.00 pm: Tea, coffee and cake available in the Church

In Priory House…

9.30 am to 11.30 am – Jacobean Room

Introduction to local building stones. This session requires advanced booking, please book a FREE space below.

10 am to 12 noon

The Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain and Ireland (drop-in)

In Priory Gardens…

10 am to 12 noon: Arch building (drop-in, outdoors but weather permitting)

10 am to 12 noon: Meeting at the gazebo, short tours for families by Historic England, every 20 minutes. Sign up on the day

5 pm to 5.30 pm (for talk attendees only): Tour with hand-out showing old and new geophysical surveys – Sarah Newsome and Neil Linford on hand to answer questions


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