Leeds is about to travel back in time.
For the 26th year, the International Medieval Congress is coming to the University of Leeds – bringing medieval experts together for a series of discussions, demonstrations and debates. The congress also offers the chance for the public to get involved on its final day; where a medieval market serving historically inspired street food, a full medieval craft fair and medieval demonstrations will take place.
The congress is a truly homegrown event which has been increasing in size year on year and is now the largest humanities congress held across the EU, and the largest in medieval studies in the world. Over 2,750 delegates have registered so far from over 66 countries, all to see over 135 exhibitors and take part in an academic programme comprising over 750 sessions across a range of subjects from Art and Architecture through to Theology and Biblical Studies.
Leeds is home to a range of medieval marvels which have been here much longer than the congress, and has more listed buildings than any other city outside of London. Working with the team at the International Medieval Congress, MEETinLEEDS have outlined the top six medieval marvels for you to spot this summer.