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See-through Stories: Windows on the World

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Canterbury Cathedral Lodge Hotel

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Six presentations from leading scholars reflecting on the Cathedral's windows, the Bible and contemporary life.

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In an exciting collaboration between the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Kent, The Visual Commentary on Scripture project King's College, London and Canterbury Cathedral, we have brought together six well respected speakers to talk about the iconic stained glass windows of Canterbury Cathedral.

Participants will have the opportunity to view the windows* before each of the talks which will explore how these windows were made, the stories they tell, the biblical figures they illustrate and their relevance for today.

1 May 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

8 May Professor Vincent Lloyd (Villanova University USA)Ambivalence of Charisma: Moses from Hollywood to Canterbury

15 May Professor Ben Quash and Dr Michelle Fletcher (King's College London)Where Do I Turn? Genesis 19 on When Things Fall Apart

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

9 October Paula Gooder (Canon Chancellor of St Paul's Cathedral) On Veiling and Unveiling: Church and Synagogue in Stained Glass and the Writings of Paul

Talks begin at 19.00 in the Clagett Auditorium, Cathedral Lodge, Canterbury.

Tickets are £8 per talk or £35 for the series. Entrance FREE for school students and teachers, and university students. Those requiring free tickets should e-mail directorofeducation@canterbury-cathedral.org giving the name of their place of study/teaching.

*Arrive at 18.30 in the Cathedral for a view of the window(s) relevant to that evening or join us at 17.30 for Choral Evensong beforehand.

This event has been supported by The Friends of Canterbury Cathedral in association with The University of Kent and the Visual Commentary on Scripture project.

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