The College's collection of late medieval church vestments and a selection of silver will go on display on 15 June.
  • Date 15 June 2019 - 2.00 p.m. - 15 June 2019 - 5.00 p.m.
  • Location Garden Quad Reception Room, St John's College

Laudian vestments.jpgA display of liturgical vestments and embroidery from the late medieval period will take place from 2.00–5.00 p.m. on Saturday 15 June in the Garden Quadrangle Reception Room.

To accompany the display of the Laudian vestments there will be an exhibition of College silver on the theme of ‘nature’. Much of the College silver from the 17th–20th centuries is decorated with elaborate and highly skilful depictions of birds, beasts and plants and offers insights into ways in which silversmiths played with the relationship between the organic and the highly wrought. The vestments, a unique medieval collection, are a magnificent example of opus anglicanum, a form of embroidery which similarly used motifs of exquisite intricacy drawn from the natural world.