The University Church is hosting a five-part series of talks on works - cultural, legal, intellectual - of the year 1517, exploring the world in which the Reformation took shape. This talk will be on 'Art History: The Stones of St Mary's' with Gervase Rosser (University of Oxford).
In a series of talks held in St Mary’s Church to commemorate the Reformation, it seems right to consult the witness of the building itself. The fabric of the church is testimony both to a late-medieval reconstruction on a grandiose scale, and to the experience of the arrival of Protestantism.
Gervase Rosser is Professor of Medieval and Renaissance Art History in the University of Oxford, and a Fellow of St Catherine’s College.