St Benet's Hall Benedictine Day

47 regula sancti benedicti annotated

Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford’

St Benet’s Hall marks a special exhibition of The Rule of St Benedict MS. Hatton 48, fols. 14v-15r at the Weston Library, with a series of lectures on aspects of the mediaeval Benedictine contribution to scholarship, libraries and spirituality.

The lecture programme takes place at the Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG



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 drinks reception follows the final lecture, from 17:30 to 18:15. 


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Visitors are welcome to join Vespers at St Benet’s Hall, 38 St Giles, OX1 3LN at 6.30pm.