Continuing the theme of the trio of lectures given in May, this September and October three further lectures will be presented by leading public speakers taking as their inspiration Canterbury Cathedral’s stained glass windows and the figures represented within them.
18 September: Professor Tod Linafelt (Georgetown University, USA) ‘What Does it Mean to be Human?: Adam (and Eve) Inside and Outside the Garden’
25 September: Neil McGregor (Founding Director Humboldt Forum, Berlin; former Director of the British Museum) ‘The Shepherds, the Magi and the Presentation in the Temple’
2 October: Paula Gooder (British theologian, Canon Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral) ‘On Veiling and Unveiling: Church and Synagogue in Stained Glass and the Writings of Paul’
The talks are supported by The Friends of Canterbury Cathedral in association with the University of Kent, and will take place in the Canterbury Cathedral Stained Glass Studio. Arrive at 6.30pm in the Cathedral for a guided tour of the windows (or at 5.30pm for Choral Evensong beforehand). Each talk will begin at 7.00pm. Tickets cost £8 per talk or £35 for the full series. Entrance is free for school students and teachers. Booking is required. For further details and to book tickets, see the Cathedral website.