Deciphering the Round Church

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The Round Church

Bridge Street

Cambridge

CB2 1UB

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Dr Robert Evans (Christ’s College, Cambridge) explores the origins and foundation of one of Cambridge’s most distinctive landmarks.

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The Round Church is one of Cambridge's oldest and best-known buildings. It predates the University by almost a century. It is one of only four round churches still standing in the UK. It has been much loved and discussed by poets, preachers, antiquarians, and journalists down the centuries. And yet so much about its past remains a mystery.

Debunking some popular stories about wandering Knights Templar, this talk, in the beautiful setting of the Round Church itself, will uncover the far more fascinating truths that lay behind this amazing building. It will look at the foundation of the church in the early decades of the twelfth century and some of the ideas which led its founders to make it round. This is a great opportunity to enter the world of the early middle ages and also to find out more about life in Cambridge a century before the first students arrived.

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The Round Church

Bridge Street

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CB2 1UB

United Kingdom

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