Douai Abbey Visit

Join Abbot Geoffrey Scott, Librarian and Archivist at Douai Abbey, for a look around their library and archive building. Housed here are records from the monastic communities’ earlier libraries in Paris (from 1615) and Douai (from 1818) in France, and Woolhampton (from 1903). Abbot Geoffrey will be pointing out material relating to Berkshire families during this special visit.

The meeting place will be notified in the week running up to the walk. 

Numbers are limited, so pre-booking is required.

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£4
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Date

Thu 21 Mar

Time

10:30 - 12:00

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£5.00

Location

Douai Abbey
Douai Abbey
Douai Abbey, Upper Woolhampton, Reading, Berkshire RG7 5TQ
Website
https://douaiabbey.org.uk/
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Organiser

The Centre - Berkshire FHS
Email
booking@berksfhs.org.uk
Website
https://berksfhs.org/branches/
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Speaker

  • Father Geoffrey Scott
    Father Geoffrey Scott
    Titular Abbot of Lindisfarne

    Father Geoffrey Scott was Abbot of Douai from 1998 to 2022 and was archivist there for much of that time. In 2023, he was appointed Titular Abbot of Lindisfarne.

    He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and is a lecturer in church history at Blackfriars Hall, Oxford. He also holds the position of Annalist of the English Benedictine Congregation and Patron of The Fifteen (Northumbrian Jacobite Society).

    Father Geoffrey was a founder member of the Berkshire Archives Group (now defunct) and also offers librarian support to Hendred House, Berkshire.