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York Medical Soceity

From Borneo to York: Comparing the 18th-century chapels at Stonyhurst and the Bar Convent

Lecture by Dr Jan Graffius

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From Borneo to York: Comparing the 18th-century chapels at Stonyhurst and the Bar Convent
From Borneo to York: Comparing the 18th-century chapels at Stonyhurst and the Bar Convent

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21 Mar 2023, 07:50

York Medical Soceity, 23 Stonegate, York YO1 8AW, UK

About the Event

Dr Jan Graffius, Curator of Collections and Historic Libraries, Stonyhurst College. This talk will examine the history and contents of two extraordinary 18th-century chapels in the North of England. Both chapels were hidden from view, but both reflected very different aspects of English Catholicism. The 1713 Stonyhurst Shireburn inventory lists luxury artefacts from China and Asia along with those of the European baroque, salvaged medieval material culture and the latest English Georgian fashions, demonstrating a confident seigneurial Catholicism in a deeply rural setting. The flamboyant but hidden 1769 Bar Convent chapel of Mother Ann Aspinal and its associated 16th- and 17th-century relics and vestments speaks of a different community - religious sisters and recusant schoolgirls - navigating the political challenges associated with an all-female community in a volatile urban setting

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