Category: Public engagement

Did Crusaders get Tattoos?

Posted March 21, 2017 10:28 am by William Purkis under Events History Public engagement

The film of the lecture on crusader body-marking from our last public event is now available via the Museum of the Order of St John’s YouTube channel. You can also watch it here: To view other films associated with the project, please visit Bearers of the Cross TV, where they are now collected together on one page. The... Read more »

Schools and Higher Education: The Impact of Bearers of the Cross at the Museum of the Order of St John

Posted March 17, 2017 3:20 pm by Abigail Turner under Impact Public engagement

Hannah Agass, Learning and Access Officer, and Abi Turner, Curator Over the last 12 months the Museum has welcomed school and university groups, inviting students to study first hand some of the objects documented and interpreted by the Bearers of the Cross project. Alongside tours of our historic buildings, the oldest of which dates to... Read more »

Going Underground

Posted March 17, 2017 12:56 pm by William Purkis under Events History Public engagement

Earlier this month various news organisations, websites and social media platforms were reporting an exciting discovery in rural Shropshire: an underground network of tunnels and caves, supposedly constructed in the Middle Ages by members of the Order of the Temple, better known as the Knights Templar. Many medievalists were sceptical about a direct association between this admittedly... Read more »

Rosie taking apart one of the models to show visitors.

Our first public event

Posted March 24, 2016 11:43 am by Rosie Weetch under Events Project updates Public engagement

Thank you to everyone who came to our first public event. Visitors had the chance to get up close to one of the models of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. They were then treated to a fascinating talk by William which explored the role of relics during the crusades, and how crusaders negotiated the tensions... Read more »