Julian Richards, the archaeologist and broadcaster best known for the Meet the Ancestors television series, will be chairing a one-day conference on Saturday 15 October at Hereford Cathedral to celebrate the completion of the St John’s Walk Project.

Over the course of the past eighteen months the medieval walkway linking the cathedral to the College of the Vicars Choral has been restored, with generous support from the Heritage Lottery Fund and other trusts and foundations. The project has led to some surprising discoveries which will be shared at the conference.

Jo Catling, Learning and Publicity Officer for the St John’s Walk Project, said: ‘We have a diverse range of topics for what promises to be a stimulating and thought-provoking day, and we hope to provide rich offerings for a conference that can only scratch the surface of the history of St John’s Walk. As well as the programme of talks, delegates will have free admission to What Lies Beneath?, which showcases the St John’s Walk Project in the Mappa Mundi and Chained Library exhibition”.

She added: ‘Delegates will also be able to see the costumes created for the new cathedral tour, It’s a Vicar’s Life, and speak to people directly involved in the project to find out more about the secrets of St John’s Walk.’

Tickets priced £15 are available from Hereford Cathedral Shop (01432 374210) and must be bought in advance.