The Jennifer O'Reilly Memorial Lecture series

The Memorial Lecture in honour of Jennifer O’Reilly was established in 2017 by the School of History. Each year a distinguished scholar is invited to speak on either the writings of Bede or medieval iconography, two subjects that Dr O’Reilly explored in her research and teaching. The lecture normally takes place in the last week of April.

For enquiries, please contact Dr Malgorzata D’Aughton

Dr Carol A. Farr, University of London, will deliver the rescheduled 2020 Memorial Lecture: ‘The Early Medieval Eye and Insular Art: The Codex Amiatinus, the Book of Kells, and the scholarship of Jennifer O’Reilly’. The Memorial Lecture will take place online on Thursday 24th June, 2021, at 4pm.

The lecturer in April 2022 will be announced shortly.

  • 2017: On Bede and Cassiodorus – Dr Alan Thacker, the Institute of Historical Research.
  • 2018: Venerating the Cross around the year 800 in Anglo-Saxon England – Professor Jane Hawkes, University of York. 

          Download the 2018 Memorial Lecture

  • 2019: At the Ends of the Earth: Conversion and its consequences in some Insular Sources – Professor Máire Herbert, University College Cork
  • 2020: The Early Medieval Eye and Insular Art: The Codex Amiatinus, the Book of Kells, and the scholarship of Jennifer O’Reilly – Dr Carol A. Farr, University of London.

  • 2021: Dynamic Theologies: The Ruthwell Cross from an Irish perspective – Professor Éamonn Ó Carragáin, University College Cork.

    Watch the 2021 Memorial Lecture

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