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Revealing a medieval ceiling
Sun 5 February 2017, 14:00 – 15:00 GMT
An array of curious creatures and mythical green men carved in the Cathedral’s medieval ceiling were recently re-discovered during the installation of the new organ and captured by photographer Robert Watson. Grace Timperley is joined by Michael Powell from Chetham’s Library as we search for insights into the dating of these structures, similarities between examples from the Cathedral and Chetham’s 15th century buildings and what this tells us about
medieval Manchester and the city’s oldest buildings.
Grace Timperley works for Manchester Cathedral Development Project and is researching for a PhD in
medieval literature at the University of Manchester. Michael Powell is Head Librarian at Chetham’s Library and Cathedral Archivist.
This talk is part of a series of free Sunday talks at this historic church. Donations welcome