Second Tuesday Talks: 12th January

Banner - Second Tuesday Talks (January 21)Image © The Zurbarán Trust/The Auckland Project

In the second of our Winter Series of Second Tuesday Talks, Dr Mary Brooks (Durham University) and Dr Sonia O’Connor (University of Bradford) will explore the ‘cope’s’ construction and iconography, which includes a rare and very beautiful embroidered Lily Crucifix.

The talk will describe the outcomes of research projects, funded by the Society of Antiquaries, to ‘unpick’ the complex biography of the ‘cope’, using a variety of technical and textual sources, including radiography, to propose an alternative understanding of the nature of the ‘cope’ and a new history of its fragmentation and remaking.

Following their talk, Dr Brooks and Dr O’Connor will be joined by Auckland Project curator Amina Wright, for a Q&A session. Participants will be able to put questions to the panel for discussion, and are encouraged to submit questions ahead of time, by emailing

For more information, please visit our Events page.

Please click here to register for this event via Zoom. Registration is free and you won’t need a Zoom account to join the webinar.