Celebrating 850 Years of Paisley Abbey
Saturday 7 September 2013
In Paisley Abbey
Plans are being made for a conference to be held on Saturday, 7th of September, 2013, to celebrate the history of Paisley Abbey since its foundation in 1163.
It is expected that the morning session will concentrate on the period up to the seventeenth century and the afternoon session from the eighteenth century.
The morning session will include subjects such as the medieval cult of St Mirin, the early Abbots in Paisley, the Abbey estates and the use of their resources, and the archaeology and architecture of the Place of Paisley.
The afternoon papers will concentrate on the Abbey’s place in the wider Scottish context and on its interaction with the growing town of Paisley.
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ABBEY 850 CONFERENCE – PROGRAMME
Paisley, the Stewarts, and the Use of Saints
Professor Richard Oram
The Abbey, its Estate and the Changing Face of the Land
Patrons, Troublemakers and Angry Abbots
The Archaeology of the Cloister and Place of Paisley –
a new investigation and analysis
Professor Charles McKean
The Modernising of Paisley 1750 – 1820 – the use of the Abbey lands and the formation of the new town
Fighting the Good Fight: The Life and Times of the Reverend Patrick Brewster”- charismatic People’s Champion or bigoted self-important windbag?
Rev Tom Davidson Kelly
An Edwardian Scots Medieval Architect – Macgregor Chalmers and the 20h Century Choir Restoration
As they become available, further details will be published here and on Paisley abbey’s website: