Hereford Cathedral is home to one of the most ancient and significant collections of medieval manuscripts in Britain. Its treasures include the Hereford Gospels, made in Britain around 800, and the Hereford Mappa Mundi of c.1300 - one of the most famous of the medieval world maps. It also houses the finest surviving specimen of a chained library, a rare survivor of how institutional libraries used to be. 

This special study day offers a rare opportunity to explore these and other of the library's remarkable holdings, in the context of medieval book production, under the expert tuition of Michelle Brown and Rosemary Firman, the Cathedral Librarian.

This short course is part of the London Rare Books School programme.

Course Information

Course Fees

  • Standard: £90
  • Concession*: £65


Course Structure

  • 27 September 2024: 10:00-17:00

Tea and coffee will be provided, but delegates must make their own arrangements for lunch.


Hereford Cathedral, 5 College Cloisters, Cathedral Close, Hereford HR1 2NG.

This course will take place at Hereford Cathedral and delegates must make their own way there. Visit the Hereford Cathedral website for directions.

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