The monastic community and Dr Simon Johnson, Downside’s Director of Heritage, had a very fruitful workshop with Dr Ben Pohl, Maria Abellán and Alice Morrey from Bristol University’s History Department via Zoom recently, in order to make further progress on the forthcoming on-line exhibition, “History @ Downside. An Exhibition in 20 Objects”.

We spent the morning discussing the nature and range of exhibits and their significance for Downside and an understanding of history, both inside and outside of a monastic community. The exhibits chosen cover a range of topics and eras and will shed a potentially different light on Downside’s collections and the interests of the monastic community.

Keep looking out for details on our social media about how to access the exhibition later this year.

You can read about a lecture on Medieval Abbot’s given by Dr Ben Pohl here at Downside back in February by clicking here.