Benedictine Day: Display of oldest manuscript of the Rule of St Benedict, plus afternoon lectures on the Benedictine contribution to scholarship, libraries and spirituality

regula sancti benedicti

St Benet’s Hall, University of Oxford, celebrates a special display of Regula Sancti Benedicti (The Rule of St Benedict) MS. Hatton 48, fols. 14v-15r, with a series of lectures on aspects of the mediaeval Benedictine contribution to scholarship, libraries and spirituality.  Join us at the Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG, for an afternoon of lectures, followed by a reception.

Vespers at St Benet's Hall will follow at 18:30.



Living the Rule of Saint Benedict in England, from the Middle Ages to the Reformation  

Professor James Clark, Professor of History, University of Exeter



Benedictine Libraries in Medieval England: a Changing Perspective

Professor Richard Sharpe FBA, Hon. MRIA, Professor of Diplomatic, Wadham College, University of Oxford



The Rule as a Living Document

The Very Rev. Oswald McBride, OSB, Prior, St Benet’s Hall, University of Oxford 


A free of charge drinks reception follows the final lecture, from 17:30 to 18:15. 

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