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.

LIPS runs across two weeks, from 5 June to 16 June 2023 in person at Senate House, London.  

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 2023 list of courses is now available and registration is open.



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. Our 2023 deadline for bursary applications is 31 March 2023.

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

Fees are as follows: 

  Standard Student
Short course online £100 £75
One day £135 £95
Two days £270 £190
Three Days £405 £285
Four Days £540 £380
Five Days £675 £475


Course information for the 2023 Summer School is available here. We also run a range of short courses throughout the year. Check out our events page for more details.

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

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