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Volunteer Event

Collections in Focus Talk

You are warmly invited to attend the first of our programme of volunteer talks for the year, which will take place on Wednesday 5 February from 10.30am-12pm.

Emily Naish, archivist at Salisbury Cathedral, will be giving a talk entitled: ‘Why move Salisbury Cathedral? Evidence from the archives’.

2020 marks the 800th anniversary of the move of Salisbury Cathedral from Old Sarum to its present day site – or rather, as our 13th century predecessors considered, from the dry and barren hill to the rich and verdant valley. There are several surviving manuscripts in the Cathedral Archives and also at Cambridge University Library which tell us why this momentous decision was made. It is these manuscripts on which the talk will be based.