Skip to main content

LUU Medieval Society Film Night: The Name of The Rose

File:Pink rose (rosa) in a white background.jpg

George E. Koronaios, CC BY 4.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons

Hosted by LUU Medieval Society
When: Sunday 30 June, 19.00-21.30
Where: University House: Beechgrove Room

This event is free of charge.

The LUU Medieval Society Film Night returns for IMC 2024! We proudly present The Name of the Rose (1986), an adaptation of Umberto Eco's famous medieval monastic murder mystery of the same name!

Sean Connery stars as the Franciscan friar William of Baskerville who, along with his novice Adso (played by Christian Slater), arrives at the Benedictine abbey to investigate the mysterious death of a skilled illuminator. Investigation, inquisition, intrigue, and intimidation follow as William clashes with the newly arrived Dominican Bernardo Gui over who is to blame for the murders. Was it the seemingly reformed heretic, Salvatore? The unnamed peasant girl found in the kitchens? Or the Devil himself! Join us on Sunday evening and find out!

The film will be introduced by Melanie Brunner (Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds), and it will be followed by an open discussion - which can always continue in Old Bar...

Viewers should note that this film is rated 18 for strong sexual content and nudity.

The LUU Medieval Society was formed in 2013 in order to promote a thriving community of medievalists at the University and city of Leeds. To learn more about LUU Medieval Society, visit