An international conference and series of public lectures exploring bishops' and popes' palaces across Britain and Europe, with a particular focus on the redevelopments at Auckland Castle.
Important developments in research, conservation, and public presentation are currently taking place at Auckland Castle, the Bishop of Durham's former residence.
In association with them, this conference will consider bishops' and popes' palaces from across Britain and Europe, and will stimulate discussion on:
Anyone with an interest in Auckland Castle itself or in historical monuments in general is warmly invited to attend and take part in discussions. The conference will be the fullest treatment of bishop's and popes' palaces ever undertaken.
Christopher Ferguson, Jacqueline Sturm, Michael Burger, Julia Barrow, Pippa Hoskin, John Hare, Michael Ashby, Margaret Harvey, Christine Penney, Robert McManners, Graham Jones, Jack Langton, Linda Drury, Andrew Miller, Mark Horton, Tim Tatton-Brown, John Schofield, Stuart Blaylock, Richard Parker, Martin Biddle, Jeremy West, Matthew Reeve, Gottfried Kerscher, Rick Turner, Penny Dransart, Pam Graves, Jane Cunningham, Adrian Green, Richard Pears, John Martin Robinson, Ria Snowdon.
The conference will take place at Bishop Auckland Town Hall and Auckland Castle.
There will be field-study visits to the palace, its park, and the planned borough of Bishop Auckland, and a full-day field-study visit to other palaces of the Bishops of Durham, including Darlington, Bishop Middleham, and Durham Castle.
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