Lecture: Succubus, grotesques, gargoyles and sheela na gigs
January 23, 2024 7:45 PM - 9:00 PM at Marlborough Road Methodist Church
Recently the succubus at the Christopher Inn passageway in St Albans has been conserved – what is she and why is she there? This talk will look at succubi, grotesques, gargoyles and sheela na gigs, which are a fascinating element of architectural history. They are enigmatic: part of folklore and mythology as well as a reminder of the creative imagination of the people who made them.
Tim Boatswain is Professor of Anthropology and History and a regular contributor to the Adult Education Programme at the Cathedral. He campaigned to conserve the Christopher Inn succubus which was seriously at risk. Among his several voluntary roles, he is a member of our Society’s Council where he helps with publicity.
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