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British Society of Master Glass Painters Touring Conferences


The British Society of Master Glass Painters has for many years run an autumn conference weekend exploring in depth the stained glass heritage of the British Isles. It attracts a vibrant mix of stained glass artists, conservators, restorers, historians, researchers and other enthusiasts giving members an opportunity to share their knowledge and experience in a friendly and informal environment. Conferences are planned and led by expert guides in collaboration with members whose local knowledge and connections lead to a fascinating and often unusual programme of events.

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2018 Autumn Touring Conference – Oxford
Wed 29 August–Sat 1 September

For the Oxford conference this year we will be based residentially at New College, which despite its name is one of the oldest, founded in 1379. It is centrally sited; the old city walls pass through the college, which is particularly noted for its chapel, the cloisters, the garden and the choir. After registration on Wednesday afternoon we will have a tour of New College chapel (windows include medieval Thomas Glasier, 18th C William Price, William Peckitt, Thomas Jervais after Joshua Reynolds, and William Eginton) and two 21st C pieces outside of the chapel.

On the Thursday we will have a coach trip around Oxfordshire and Berkshire, where we will view stained glass from various periods (possible windows include John Piper, David Wasley, Hardman, Sir Frank Brangwyn, early Burne Jones, John Clark, Karl Parsons, 12/13th C medieval glass, Louis Davis, and A J Davies).

On the Friday we plan a walking tour around some colleges where we may see stained glass of the 12th/13th C medieval period, and 16th/17th C painted glass by Joshua Price and Abraham van Linge.

Note that this itinerary is provisional, as the programme organizers are currently in discussion with venues. The all-in price will include 3 nights’ accommodation in single en-suite rooms, meals, coach travel, donations and entrance fees to all sites. In the mean time, you can secure your conference place by paying an online deposit here

Enquiries: contact conference

Final details / online booking available later.

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