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Past events, videos and papers

2017 Echoes of the 12th century

2017 Conservation of the external carvings

2017 Conservation of the external carvings

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Echoes of the 12th century resonated from the walls of the church of St Mary the Virgin, Iffley read more 

2017 Conservation of the external carvings

2017 Conservation of the external carvings

2017 Conservation of the external carvings

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A team of conservationists worked for several weeks on the 12th century stonework around the church. They showed us how they were protecting the carvings, and let at least 250 people climb their scaffolding read more

2018 Annora, Recluse de Iftel

2017 Conservation of the external carvings

2018 and 2019 Drawing Iffley Church

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A Celebration was held in honour of Annora, an anchoress who lived just outside Iffley Church during the 1230s  read more

2018 and 2019 Drawing Iffley Church

2018 and 2019 Drawing Iffley Church

2018 and 2019 Drawing Iffley Church

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A Saturday in May found Iffley churchyard quietly populated by artists. Wherever one looked, around the churchyard and inside the church, there were people drawing, painting, looking at the building and its surroundings. Read more

2019 The Creation and Deluge

2018 and 2019 Drawing Iffley Church

2019 The Creation and Deluge

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Two plays written in the 14th and 15th centuries for members of Guilds of shipwrights, fishermen and mariners to act during their time off from practicing the ‘skills and mysteries’ of their craft were performed by Iffley's very own angels, Noah and children.. . read more

2019 The Stones of Iffley

2018 and 2019 Drawing Iffley Church

2019 The Creation and Deluge

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Hundreds of people joined a 3-day celebration of THE STONES OF IFFLEY  The geological secrets of the building were revealed, and so was the working world of the 12th century craftsmen, the hazards and wonders of working in the conservation of historic stone, and much more.  read more

St Mary the Virgin, built c.1160