9.00-9:20         Registration

9.20-10.40       Panel 1: Sermons

David Colclough (Queen Mary, University of London) – John Donne in the St Paul’s pulpit, 1628-30

Mary Morrissey (University of Reading) – The London Corporation as sermon gadders

10.40-11:00     Coffee

11:00-12:20     Panel 2: Careers

Simon Healy (History of Parliament) – Patronage and Profit: Career Paths among the Clergy of St Paul’s Cathedral 1580-1640

Mary Ann Lund (University of Leicester) – John Donne’s servants: the role of laity in cathedral life

12:20-1:20       Lunch Break (own arrangements)

During the lunch break there will be an opportunity to visit the cathedral lapidarium and library to see material in the cathedral collections related to the life and work of Old St Paul’s (approx. 30 mins). The tour involves 135 steps and delegates with any pre-existing medical conditions are advised against the climb.

1:20-3:20         Panel 3: Literature and Theatre

Rory McTurk (University of Leeds) – St Erkenwald and the legendary history of St Paul’s

Sarah Dustagheer (University of Kent) – Playing at St Paul’s

Will Tosh (Shakespeare’s Globe) – Act natural: Paul’s boys, John Marston and plausible plants

3:20-3:40         Coffee

3:40-5.00         Panel 4: London and Culture

Victor Houliston (University of the Witwatersrand) – The Ignation Conclave Incarcerated: Jesuits and Friends in the Prisons of Donne’s London

Daniel Starza Smith (King’s College London) – Visiting the booksellers of St Paul’s in the early seventeenth-century

5.00-6.30         Pub/free time

6.30-late          Conference dinner at The Real Greek on Bankside