London International Palaeography School

The London International Palaeography School is a series of intensive courses in Palaeography and Manuscript Studies.

The Summer School runs annually in London, while online courses run throughout the year. In addition to courses on the palaeography of manuscripts from a wide range of regions and time periods, subject areas include illuminated manuscripts, codicology, and manuscript editing.


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Unless otherwise specified, LIPS courses are introductory courses and no specialist prior knowledge is needed, however participants are normally expected to hold an undergraduate degree. For more information, please contact the Director.  

The London International Palaeography School offers a small number of bursaries, designed to help those who could not otherwise afford to attend. To apply for a bursary, please follow the instructions on the fees and bursaries page. 

The fee for LIPS includes the provision of documentary material, sandwich lunches, coffee, and tea (unless attending a short course online).  

Fees for 2024 will be confirmed soon.

Queries about the London International Palaeography School should be directed to the IES team in the first instance. Email:

LIPS Director