Food Conference

Illustration � Andy Gammon

Eat, drink & be merry 

Study Day information

An archaeological and historical exploration of food and drink.

  • Are fat monks myth or fact? What can their skeletons tell us about their diet?
  • How did dining etiquette and table manners compare to ours today?
  • What light do illuminated manuscripts throw on the cycle of food production?
  • Discover more about monastic brewing, brew
    houses and priory ale.

Saturday 24 October 2015, St John The Baptist Church, Southover, Lewes.


  • Dr Cathy Oakes, Associate Professor of Art History, University of Oxford
  • Dr Pip Patrick, University College, London
  • Andrew Davison, Principal Inspector of Ancient Monuments, Historic England
  • Dr Laura Jacobus, Senior Lecturer in History of Art, Birkbeck College, University of London
  • Chair: Arthur Franklin