Study Days


The Society for Liturgical Study and Liverpool Hope University

Working with Manuscript Sources of the Medieval Liturgy

A practical Post-graduate workshop at Liverpool Hope University


 Professors John Harper & Peter McGrail

Saturday 8 February 2020
10.30 a.m. – 3.30 p.m.


The Radcliffe collection at Liverpool Hope is primarily, a ‘liturgical library’. Radcliffe aimed to buy exemplars of every book printed for liturgical use in England during the Tudor and Stuart reigns, both Roman Catholic and Anglican, brought together alongside medieval manuscripts to document and observe the liturgical transition during this period. The collection houses Missals dating from the pre-Reformation era, some 15th century European manuscript Books of Hours, 16th and 17th century bibles and early commentaries, hymn books and ecclesiastical music. This day will feature a Keynote Lecture from Professor John Harper and will include hands-on access to a range of key works from the collection.

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