Lecture: ‘The earliest lives of the Saints in the Scots vernacular (c. 1375)’ Dr Theo Van Heijnsbergen

The collection of saints lives in Scots from the late Middle Ages, known as the Legends of the Saints, is a hugely understudied text but is recently receiving more attention. Jessica Reid and Theo van Heijnsbergen from the Scottish Literature department at Glasgow University will present and discuss several of the most striking and important Read more about Lecture: ‘The earliest lives of the Saints in the Scots vernacular (c. 1375)’ Dr Theo Van Heijnsbergen[…]

St Mungo’s Long Strange Trip: Archaeological explorations of Kentigern’s origins

This lecture will examine a range of archaeological and historical discoveries which have a bearing on our understanding of Kentigern’s origins. Taking the 12th-century Life of Kentigern as a guide, the lecture will trace the journey from his birthplace on the great Iron Age hillfort of Traprain Law in East Lothian, via St Serf’s monastery Read more about St Mungo’s Long Strange Trip: Archaeological explorations of Kentigern’s origins[…]

Food Festival Launch

Join our many food venues as they celebrate Scottish and Medieval Fayre This Festival has grown from grass roots community of interest in the city since 2008 when a copy of the Vita Kenigerni was restored to the city.  This 12th century book records the legends and story of St Mungo who lived in the Read more about Food Festival Launch[…]

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Glasgow Doors Open

All events take place between Monday 10th and Sunday 16th September and feature a variety of medieval buildings and events such as: TALK: Talwin Morris: the Fifth member of the Glasgow Four Recently retired Professor of Medieval History & Codicology at Glasgow University, Robert Gibb, presenting an illustrated talk on Talwin Morris, Art Director of Read more about Glasgow Doors Open[…]