Six presentations by leading public speakers looking through/at Canterbury Cathedral’s stained glass windows, the biblical figures they illustrate and their relevance for today.
These talks are supported by The Friends of Canterbury Cathedral in association with the University of Kent.
Rabbi Dr. Deborah Kahn-Harris (Principal, Leo Baeck College)
Who Do You Think You Are?: The Use of Genealogies in the Construction of Identity from the Bible to the BBC
Professor Vincent Lloyd (Villanova University USA)
Ambivalence of Charisma: Moses from Hollywood to Canterbury
Professor Ben Quash and Dr Michelle Fletcher (King’s College London)
Where Do I Turn? Genesis 19 on When Things Fall Apart
Professor Tod Linafelt (Georgetown University, USA)
What Does it Mean to be Human?: Adam (and Eve) Inside and Outside the Garden
Neil McGregor (Founding Director Humboldt Forum, Berlin; former Director of the British Museum)
The Shepherds, the Magi and the Presentation in the Temple
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
Tickets £8 per talk or £35 for the series. Entrance FREE for school students and teachers. All places, free and paid-for, must be reserved in advance.
Arrive at 18.30 in the Cathedral for a guided tour of the windows (or at 17.30 for Choral Evensong beforehand). Talk begins at 19.00pm.