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War and Plague

Cathedral Church of St Nicholas


This event will be held at the Cathedral Church of St Nicholas, Mosley Street, Newcastle and will feature a series of short talks about the plague in Newcastle and a short walking tour of key plague and war sites. Guests will also have an opportunity to view an exhibition by MA Fine Art & Education and MA Contemporary Arts & Education students


10.15 Welcome and introductions

10.30 'Mediterranean and Northern port cities and the plague' Professor Marinela Garcia, University of Alicante.

11.15 ‘Conquest, Colonisation and Coal: Newcastle and Henry VIII’s Wars’ Dr Neil Murphy, Senior Lecturer in Early Modern European History, Northumbria University

12.00 Lunch and opportunity to view the Plaguey exhibition

13.15 'Cures for the plague in medieval cities' Dr Lesley Twomey, Associate Professor, Medieval and Golden Age Iberian Art and Literature, Northumbria University

14.00 'Sanitation and Environmental Governance in Seventeenth-Century Newcastle' Dr Leona Skelton, Research Fellow, Northumbria University

Walking tour

The programme will be conclude with a walking tour to Newcastle City Centre war and plague sites, including Castle, City Wall, Sandhill and plague pits


Guests are encouraged to book online via the Book here button above as we will be unable to accept payment at the venue.

Full programme, including walking tour is £4.95, with a student, unwaged and senior citizens rate of £2.50

For more information

Medieval and Early Modern Research at Northumbria University
Visual and Material Culture Research at Northumbria University



Event Details

Cathedral Church of St Nicholas
Mosley Street
Newcastle upon Tyne


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