STOP PRESS!

The Congress is now due to go-ahead in 2022 after being postponed from its original dates in 2020 (due to the corona-virus outbreak). 

In March 2020, it was postponed until July 2021, but in July 2020 this decision was revisited, and the NCS trustees agreed then that there should be a further postponement, to July 2022.

All of these web-pages are now out of date (they still describe plans for July 2020), but they will be updated in due course. 

As far as possible, the arrangements will be "rolled over" from what was planned for July 2020. 

In July 2020, the New Chaucer Society will be coming to "the land of the Prince-Bishops" – to the ancient cathedral city of Durham, in the north-east of England. The 22nd Biennial Congress will take place at the University of Durham's brand-new Teaching and Learning Centre from Monday the 13th of July to Thursday the 16th July. 

The programme will include a reception in the Cloisters (sponsored by Durham's Institute for Medieval and Early Modern Studies), followed by a special concert for delegates in Durham Cathedral (sponsored by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities). There will be options to dine in the Great Hall of Durham's Castle in both Tuesday the 14th and Thursday the 16th.

In conjunction with the Congress, there will be an exhibition of the University of Durham's manuscripts at Palace Green Library. Delegates will be given free access to this, and each will receive a copy of the (illustrated) exhibition-catalogue.

Information about the Congress, the city and how to reach it can be found on these pages (which also contain suggestions for places to visit). Further information – for example about the registration-process, accommodation and meals – will appear here in due course.

The Call for Papers for the 22nd Biennial Congress can also be found on the New Chaucer Society's web-pages at http://newchaucersociety.org.

The Congress is taking place with generous financial support from:


The Congress's local organising team currently includes:

Ms Daryl Dowding (Event Durham
Ms Loretta Snowball (Event Durham)

…with more colleagues to join us in due course.
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