Stained Glass PhD Summer Symposium

Thursday 21 May 2015, 10.30AM to 22 May 6.00pm

The first day of the inaugural PhD Symposium saw a stimulating series of seminar-style presentations by current and aspiring PhD students, as well as scholars who had recently completed their doctoral studies. This was complemented on the second with a morning visit to St Michael-le-Belfrey Church with visiting researcher, Associate Professor Lisa Reilly from the University of Virginia, taking the opportunity to hear and discuss her research on the medieval stained glass. The afternoon was then spent visiting stained glass in the parish churches of Kirkby Wharfe, Acaster Malbis and Bolton Percy. This provided the opportunity for students to give presentations on site, further developing their presentation skills, as well as enabling discussions with eminent scholars.


  • Crafting with Light- Elishka Sturton
  • Continental Stained Glass in East Anglia- Catherine Spirit
  • Medieval Heraldry and Virtuoso Glazing- Oliver Fearon
  • Image and Text in the Stained Glass of Thomas Spofford- Amanda Daw
  • The Stained Glass in the Clerestory Apse of Westminster Abbey- Emma Woolfrey
  • Unravelling the Narrative of the St Cuthbert Window, York Minster- Katie Harrison
  • Old English in the Twelfth Century Glass at Canterbury Cathedral- George Younge
  • Presenting and Patterning Virginities in York Minster's Chapter House- Hilary Moxon
  • Sixteenth Century Glass from Winchester Cathedral: The Problem of Style- Anya Heilpern
  • ' plana et rada..': Challenging Persistent Theories of Medieval Lead Production- Jo Dillon

For selected abstracts and illustrations please view: Stained Glass PhD Summer Symposium 2015 Abstracts (PDF  , 412kb)

Location: King's Manor and Site Visits