In this unique event, Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, comes to Southwark Cathedral, Shakespeare’s parish church, to give an illustrated talk about the dynamic and dangerous world that Shakespeare knew. MacGregor offers us a fascinating three-way conversation between objects of the time – a dagger, a magical mirror, a woollen cap – the men and women whose lives they touched, and the words of Shakespeare himself. He builds a picture of a world which had expanded in size with the discovery of the New World yet was crumbling in many of its central assumptions about identity, religion and history.
This event is chaired by The Very Reverend Andrew Nunn, Dean of Southwark.
Southwark Cathedral in collaboration with Penguin Books and the British Museum.
Tickets: £5 plus booking fee
Your ticket entitles you to £5 off the publication Shakespeare’s Restless World by Neil MacGregor, available from the Cathedral Shop.
Refreshments available from The Refectory.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
The nearest London Underground station is London Bridge (approx 5 min walk) which is on the Jubilee and Northern Line. London Bridge is also the nearest mainline train station.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.cathedral.southwark.anglican.org for further information.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
What is the refund policy?
Any tickets purchased are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled.
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
When & Where
Southwark Cathedral, which is the oldest gothic church in London, lies on the South Bank of the River Thames close to London Bridge on a site occupied by a Church for over one thousand years. The main structure of today's church was built between 1220 and 1420.
The Cathedral is also the mother church of the Anglican Diocese of Southwark and has seen all history throughout the ages past. As a result we welcome everyone from any background.