Former students organise celebration of medieval historian Barbara Yorke’s work at University of Winchester

Barbara_YorkeThe work of a medieval historian at the University of Winchester is to be celebrated at a conference organised by her former students.

Barbara Yorke, Emeritus professor in early medieval history, will be joined by colleagues and friends at the Lives and Landscapes of Early Medieval Wessex conference this month.

Speakers include Oxford professor Martin Biddle, an expert in early medieval Winchester, and Dame Janet Nelson, of Kings College London, who will discuss the work of eighth-century scholar Alcuin.

Professor Yorke has lectured at the university since 1977. She retired in 2012 but continues to work on projects including the search for King Alfred the Great.

The conference takes place on Saturday, September 27 from 9am to 5pm at The Stripe, King Alfred Campus, Sparkford Road.

Tickets cost £25 or £22 for students and can be bought at

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