Bishop Herbert de Losinga Lectures

28 May 2019
19:00 - 20:00
Weston Room
Herbert De Losinga © Paul Hurst
Norwich Cathedral is marking the 900th anniversary of the death of its founder, Bishop Herbert de Losinga, with a series of free lectures looking at his life and times.

On Tuesday 28 May, Dr Dominic Bellenger, from the Von Hugel Institute, University of Cambridge, will give a talk entitled The Rule of St Benedict and its Variations: Anglo-Saxon Monasticism.

Dr Dominic Aidan Bellenger is an ecclesiastical historian specialising in monastic studies and Anglo-French connections and the author of some 20 books. He was a Benedictine monk for many years and served his community, Downside Abbey, as abbot for eight years.

This lecture will be in the Weston Room at 7pm.

Other 7pm lectures in the series include:

The Architectural Language of Bishop Herbert’s Cathedral 
Tuesday 4 June (Weston Room)
Professor Sandy Heslop, Professor of Visual Arts at the University of East Anglia 

Jews, Deer Parks, and the Holy Blood: England and Normandy in the Life and Letters of Herbert Losinga
Tuesday 18 June (Weston Room)
Professor Nicholas Vincent, from the University of East Anglia 

The Anglo-Saxon Bishops of East Anglia 
Tuesday 25 June (CHANGE OF VENUE - church of St George Tombland, opposite the Cathedral; places available)
Professor Catherine Cubitt, from the University of East Anglia 

The Liturgical Manuscripts of Norwich Cathedral Priory and Diocese c.1200-1500
Tuesday 16 July (Weston Room)
Professor Nigel Morgan, from the University of Cambridge 

To download a leaflet about the lecture series click here: Bishop Herbert de Losinga Lectures

To book a free place on any of the free 7pm lectures, call the NCCL admin team on 01603 218443 or email

There will also be a number of special services in honour of Bishop Herbert de Losinga taking place from 18 to 23 July. These services will be celebrated just as they would have been by the monks of the Cathedral Priory in the Middle Ages. 
More information will be available closer to the time at

Picture: Paul Hurst