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Name that Roundel!

This month’s puzzle comes from the parish church of St Oswald at Malpas (Cheshire) [Fig. 1] The panel shows three figures. The figure on the left has his left arm raised. The man and woman on the right appear to … Continue reading

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Ford Madox Brown exhibition in Manchester

An important exhibition of the work of the Victorian Pre-Raphaelite artist and stained glass designer, Ford Madox Brown (1821 -1893), has opened at the Manchester Art Gallery in northern England. Madox Brown joined William Morris’s design company (Morris, Marshall, Faulkner … Continue reading

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Damage at Howden Minster

Two windows at Howden Minster (Yorks) containing fragments of fourteenth-century glass have been damaged by vandals. The police are investigating. The fragments include the arms of Antony Bec (c. 1245 – 1311), Bishop of Durham 1283-1311.

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Stained glass at Reims Cathedral

A major international conference will be held at Reims on October 21 and 22 to celebrate the 800th anniversary of this famous French Cathedral. Topics will include the art and architecture of the Cathedral with Professor Madeline Caviness, and Dr … Continue reading

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York Glaziers Trust website

The York Glaziers Trust has unveiled a new website here at www.yorkglazierstrust.org. The site will enable readers to follow the development of the restoration of the Great East Window of York Minster over the next five years. It also includes … Continue reading

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Painton Cowan Lecture

Painton Cowan will be speaking on ‘Lesser known medieval masterpieces in England and France’ at the National Glass Centre in Sunderland, on 1 November at 6.30 pm. The lecture is sponsored by the Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of … Continue reading

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Conservation Research Fellowship

The Clothworkers’ Foundation is offering a grant of up to £80,000 to a UK public institution to enable an experienced conservator (employed by that institution) to pursue a research project for two years. During the sabbatical the post will be … Continue reading

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Angels and Demons

An exhibition of drawings and stained glass by two of England’s leading contemporary artists and conservators, Jonathan Cooke and Helen Whittaker, has opened at Lotherton Hall, Aberford, Leeds. It will run until 31st December. The exhibition is open 10am-5pm, Tuesdays … Continue reading

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Name that Roundel!

This month’s puzzle comes from the parish church of St Lawrence at West Wycombe (Buckinghamshire). It shows several figures in acts of prayer inside a richly decorated temple with a statue in a niche to the right. In the middle … Continue reading

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Stained Glass in Wales: New Free Website

A fantastic new illustrated catalogue of stained glass in Wales is avaliable online. The free website includes around 5,000 images of windows from over 350 sites in Wales, dating from the fourteenth to the twenty-first centuries. It features the medieval … Continue reading

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