The 2019 Catholic Record Society Conference


The 2019 CRS conference will take place at the Bar Convent, York, from 8th to 10th July. The Bar Convent is, of course, one of the most significant historic Catholic buildings in England, and has a newly developed exhibition and conference facility. It has the added advantage of being centrally located for exploring the city of York, and is within a few yards of the mainline railway station. With this in mind, we are using a more flexible conference plan, enabling participants to make their own accommodation arrangements, with the conference events and main meals being provided at the Bar Convent. There will be limited accommodation available at the Bar Convent, with hotels in close proximity. Information on this will be provided with the programme.

The conference programme and booking forms will be available in the spring, along with a Call for Papers, for anyone interested in offering a short research paper. Planning of the programme is well under way, and the main speakers will include Dr Adam Morton (University of Newcastle) on “Popery” in British History, Dom Alban Hood (Douai Abbey) on Bishop Cuthbert Hedley, and Dr Eilish Gregory (University College, London), on her research into Catholic sequestrations during the 17th century, on which she is publishing a book in the near future. We do hope that the move of the conference to its historic venue in York will tempt more members to join us, and that this will prove an accessible and attractive venue for friends in the north, and those who wish to travel easily by train.