WW1 Memorial Windows lecture

at Chapter House, Ely Cathedral

“He is nor Here…”: First World memorial stained glass and the fragile art of remembrance by Dr Neil Moat, Secretary of the Glazier’s Trust

The UK suffered over three million casualties in the First World War alone, and stained glass memorial windows were a popular form of commemorating the dead. It is estimated that more than 2000 stained glass windows were installed and dedicated to individuals, families, and regiments who lost their lives during the First World War. These windows vary in both style and content and all are of great historic significance.

In this lecture, held in the centenary year of the outbreak of the First World War, Dr Neil Moat will explore the ways in which stained glass windows were used to commemorate and remember the fallen.

Dr Neil Moat is an experienced historian and lecturer on Victorian and Arts and Crafts churches, stained glass and decorative arts in the North-East of England. He has worked for English Heritage and served on various Diocesan
Advisory Committees for the Care of Churches (DACs). He is also the current Secretary of the Glazier’s Trust.

Tickets £8 in advance, £10 on the door
(refreshments included)