Medieval Manuscripts of Cirencester Abbey


Abbey 900 Temporary Display
16 January – 21 May

This is a rare opportunity to see manuscripts which were in Cirencester Abbey Library at its Dissolution in 1539, brought back and displayed in Cirencester. Loaned by the Bodleian Library and Jesus College Oxford, all are connected to Abbot Alexander Nequam – a fitting commemoration of the 800th anniversary of his death. Nequam’s writings are important, being early in the development of scientific attitudes. He lectured in Paris and Oxford before coming to Cirencester Abbey.

Included in admission