Australian School of Celtic Learning – March/April Online Events


Join us for a look at some of the holy people of the Celtic lands in the early medieval period. Ranging from famous Irish saints Patrick and Brigid through some better-known Scottish and Welsh saints to saints known for their work in Cornwall and Brittany, we will consider the life stories, achievements and cult followings of the individuals. We will also look at artefacts associated with them.

Sunday 27 March 2022, 1400-1600 AEST
$30/($20 concession).


The Synod, or Council, of Whitby took place in 664, and was the occasion on which Oswiu, king of Northumbria, decided that his kingdom would adhere to Roman church customs, rather than the tradition which had entered his kingdom from Ireland via Iona and Lindisfarne. The venue was the double-monastery of Whitby, presided over by Abbess Hild. In this webinar, we will consider the choice of Whitby, as well as examining the issues debated and their outcomes.

Sunday 10 April 2022, 1400-1600 AEST
$30/($20 concession).


In this webinar, we will consider the many finds of early medieval objects in large depositions known as hoards. We will investigate the types of objects grouped together, their possible uses, and potential reasons for their deposition in specific groups. Were they deliberately buried, lost, given as offerings, or is there some other explanation?

Sunday 24 April 2022, 1400-1600 AEST
$30/($20 concession).

Founded in December 2017 by Dr Pamela O’Neill, the Australian School of Celtic Learning is a community-oriented educational venture. To attend any of these lectures and short courses, please contact the School directly through their website.