Thursday, 21st June

12.30 – 5.00pm
Winchester Royal Hotel
Study tours depart
Winchester Royal Hotel
Hampshire Records Office
How records and maps can assist in assessing significance
Saxon Winchester
The significance of the Roman and Saxon layout of street patterns and how it is still reflected today
Winchester Cathedral
Tour leader Dr John Crook FSA more...
Winchester Cathedral – Walking tour, 14:30-16:30 details
City Walking tour
Architectural development

Return to hotel from Study tours
Depart Hotel for evening reception
Evening Civic Reception at The Great Hall
The Great Hall is one of Winchester's most historic buildings. It was re-built by Henry III between 1222 and 1236, as part of his royal castle (the rest of which has been demolished). Margaret Wood described the Great Hall "The finest surviving aisled hall of the 13th century", and it is reckoned to be the second most important medieval hall in England, (after Westminster Hall). It measures 111 x 55 feet, (34 x 17 metres), and the famous Round Table hangs on its West wall.
Welcome to the conference
IHBC Chair or President
Welcome to the City
Deputy Mayor and the City Council’s Heritage Champion
Institute origins in Winchester
Michael Pearce
A short explanation of the significance of the Great Hall and its unique Round Table.
Professor Martin Biddle, OBE, FBA