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  • Coming soon trailer

    Join art historian, Victoria Jenner, as she examines maritime history of Cornwall in an entirely new way, using ecclesiastical records and the fabric of churches located by the sea to tell unknown narratives.

  • Exploring Cornwall's Maritime Churches, a new series

    1 season

    Cornwall, located in the far west of Great Britain on a peninsula tumbling into the vast Atlantic Ocean, bordered to the north and west by the Celtic Sea, to the south by the Channel, and to the east by the River Tamar.

    Victoria Jenner, a historian of decorative art and architecture, uses diffe...

  • The English Organ

    1 season

    As a title, The English Organ is unassuming. However, as we’ll discover, well-tailored restraint is one of the hallmarks of the English organ and its music. But there is nothing restrained about this series that sets out both to show and celebrate the arc and development of the English organ and ...

  • Medieval Death: Exploring Cadaver Tombs

    In the late middle ages a macabre funerary monument came into fashion in England; the Cadaver or Transi Tomb. These typically showed an emaciated dead or dying person lying naked on a burial shroud. Why were they created? Who made them? What did they symbolise? Come on a mini transi-trail with on...

  • Churchcrawls in Solitude

    1 season

    In September 2020 the Oxford University Professor of History, Diarmaid MacCulloch, sought sanctuary in his lifelong hobby ‘churchcrawling’. Over the course of this series, you’ll be taken on a journey around some of England’s beautiful and historic churches. Enjoy exploring the beauty of these sp...

  • Indigenous Textiles for the Catholic Church in Latin America

    The talk will explain how various textile types from the Pre-Columbian Americas were adapted to create Catholic church ornaments beginning in the sixteenth century. Examples will be drawn from each of the chapters of Dr. Stanfield-Mazzi’s new book, Clothing the New World Church: Liturgical Textil...

  • Naughty Things In Parish Churches

    Gazing at the inside or outside of an historic church, your eyes are likely to encounter strange beasts, frolicking figures and twisted foliage staring back at you from doorways, windows, friezes, corbel tables, roof bosses and stained glass – although plenty are just hidden enough to fool the ey...

  • Medieval Death: Exploring Cadaver Tombs

    1 season

    Follow Dr Christina Welch as she explores a unique form of medieval funerary monument, the Cadaver or Transi Tomb. These are stone or sometimes wooden figures in churches and cathedrals carved between four and five hundred years ago that typically show an extraordinary thin person, dead, or neari...

  • The English Organ Ep 1: The Long Beginning

    As a title, The English Organ is unassuming. However, as we’ll discover, well-tailored restraint is one of the hallmarks of the English organ and its music. But there is nothing restrained about this set of films and recordings that sets out both to show and celebrate the arc and development of t...