top of page
Black and white photograph showing group of young men wearing priest collars having picnic

Podcasts

A series of podcasts by Jesuit Collections, a collaborative project with Stonyhurst College and other contributors, to accompany our online exhibitions.

Latest podcast:

The Holywell Bones

Rebecca Somerset (Archivist, British Jesuit Archives) conducts a discussion with Professor Maurice Whitehead (Research Fellow & Director of Heritage Collections, Venerable English College in Rome), Dr Jan Graffius (Curator, Stonyhurst College Collections) and Dr Hannah Thomas (Special Collections Manager and Research Fellow, Congregation of Jesus English Province at the Bar Convent in York) about the bones found at Holywell. They discuss the 17th century Welsh Catholic historical background before considering the bones themselves and why the conclusion was reached that these belonged to the martyrs Philip Evans and John Lloyd.

Notes:
A copy of the Ortelius map mentioned by Maurice can be seen here: Angliae, Scotiae, et Hiberniae, sive Britannicar: Insularum Descriptio - Maps Project - Birmingham Public Library Digital Collections

Full transcript available here.

Credit:
The recording was edited by Sherene Chan.

Previous podcasts:

The Significance of Vestments

Rebecca Somerset (Archivist, British Jesuit Archives) conducts an interview with Dr Jan Graffius (Curator, Stonyhurst College Collections) about the Hot, Holy Ladies exhibition launched in April 2022. They discuss the remarkable life of Helena Wintour and the underappreciated but essential role of 16th and 17th century Catholic women in saving many of the artefacts held by Stonyhurst and the British Jesuit Province today. The podcast also offers an understanding that vestments are a fundamental part of English and Welsh creative, literary and artistic history.

Links Mentioned:
www.jesuitcollections.org.uk

Full transcript available at www.jesuitcollections.org.uk/hot-holy-ladies

Credit:
The recording was edited by Emma Holland.

The Significance of Relics

Rebecca Somerset (Archivist, British Jesuit Archives) conducts an interview with Dr Jan Graffius (Curator, Stonyhurst College Collections) about Jan’s experience of researching and caring for relics. They discuss the skills needed to work with relics and how the stories of individual relics are discovered.

The podcast offers an understanding of why relics are important, and parallels are drawn between the relics of English and Welsh martyrs of the 16th and 17th centuries and of the relics of St Romero and others, who were killed in the 1980s in El Salavador. Of course, they touch on the recent relic exhibition, How Bleedeth Burning Love, which they jointly launched in March 2021.

Links Mentioned:
www.jesuitcollections.org.uk
www.jesuitarchives.co.uk
www.stonyhurst.ac.uk/open-to-the-pu…um/collections
www.thinkingfaith.org
Twitter: @JesuitArchives and @StonyArchivum
Instagram: @stonyhurst_collections

Credit:
The recording was edited by Emma Holland.

Transcript of recording

bottom of page