Notes for organisers: I am happy to talk to groups about various aspects of medieval manuscript production and Lincoln Cathedral’s own manuscript collection. There are a couple of suggestions for hour long talks below, but please contact me to discuss your particular requirements.

The Making of a Medieval Illuminated Manuscript.

An illustrated talk covering all aspects of medieval manuscript creation – vellum manufacture, inks and quills, gilding, extracting pigments and making them into paint.


Colour and Culture

From medieval manuscripts to interior design, bandages to ballgowns, Napoleon to Austen: a lighthearted exploration of the joys (and dangers!) of living in a world of colour. What does colour mean to us – and what did it mean in the past?


Thank you so much for arranging the talk this morning. Toni was absolutely riveting, and I only wish I could remember a quarter of what she told us. It was a wonderful lesson in illuminated manuscripts, and hopefully we can pass it on to our visitors over this year.