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Urban Commons and Public Space in Cities

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Durham Cathedral

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The Charter of the Forest: Contexts and Conversations
To mark the 800th anniversary of the Charter of the Forest, the charter that gave Magna Carta its name, Durham Cathedral and Palace Green Library will host a series of talks that explore the historical meaning and relevance of the charter today. The talks will address a range of issues that are at once historical and contemporary: the depletion of the commons and conflicts about natural resources; ideas and practices of citizenship; the relationship between landscape, memory, and identity.

This talk will be given by Duncan Mackay, principal advisor on green space at Natural England, and Professor Christian Liddy, Department of History, Durham University. The title of the talk will be: ‘Urban Commons and Public Space in Cities’.

This event is free. The talk will begin at 18:30, with tea and coffee served from 18:00.

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