Eat, Drink and Be Merry – Saturday 24 October 2015, 10am-4pm

A Lewes Priory Trust Study Day

Join us on our archaeological and historical exploration of food and drink.
  • Are fat monks myth or fact? What can their skeletons tell us about their diet?
  • How did dining etiquette and table manners compare to ours today?
  • What light do illuminated manuscripts throw on the cycle of food production?
  • Discover more about monastic brewing, brew houses and priory ale.


  • Dr Cathy Oakes, Associate Professor of Art History, University of Oxford
  • Dr Pip Patrick, University College, London
  • Andrew Davison, Principal Inspector of Ancient Monuments, Historic England
  • Dr Laura Jacobus, Senior Lecturer in History of Art, Birkbeck College, University of London
  • Chair: Arthur Franklin

Venue: St John The Baptist Church, Southover, Lewes

Ticket Prices:

  • Full price adult ticket is £15
  • Concessionary ticket price is £10 (Lewes Priory Trust members, students, retired, those on benefits, job seekers)
  • Lunch: vegetable soups, breads, smoked mackerel, soft cheeses, cloudy apple juice. £7

Booking: Via the Lewes Priory Trust website

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