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Reformation Study Day

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2017 is the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting his 95 theses on the door of the castle chapel in Wittenberg – the event known as the starting point of the Reformation. Salisbury Cathedral is hosting a study day looking at the impact and repercussions in Britain and specifically Salisbury. 

Time table:

10.15 Welcome 

10.30 – 11.30 Lecture by Dr Lucy Wooding: England's reformations: myths and memories                 

An exploration of the different ways in which the Reformation shaped English society, and how it has been remembered, mythologized, and contested.'

Dr Lucy Wooding is the Langford Fellow and Tutor in History at Lincoln College Oxford, and a specialist in the history of the Reformation. She is the author of Rethinking Catholicism in

11.45 – 12.45 The Reformation at Salisbury Cathedral through the Library and Archive collections.  A talk and display of rare books and documents by the Cathedral’s Archivist Emily Naish. 

12.45 – 14.00 Try the Refectory or Belltower tearooms for lunch but do make sure you see the reconstruction of St Osmund’s shrine replicated through the use of archival descriptions in the Trinity Chapel. (Lunch not included in price)

14.00 – 15.30 The Impact of the Reformation on the People of Salisbury.   A study session with Alastair Endersby.

A workshop exploring how the religious upheavals of the Tudor period were experienced by the people of Salisbury, through the revealing evidence of the accounts of St Thomas and St Edmund’s churchwardens.

Alastair teaches at Bishop Wordsworth's School in the Close and is a regular worshipper in the Cathedral.  He graduated in History from Cambridge in 1990.

15.45 – 17.00 Choice of activity. Choose from

a) Salisbury Cathedral Tour of the Reformation  - 60 minutes

b) Guided visit to St Thomas’s Church - 60 minutes

c) A hands-on practical workshop recreating pre-Reformation illumination/book binding with gold leaf – 90 minutes

Tickets £40 to include all 3 talks, tea and coffee and 1 x own choice session

Booking Details:

Tickets: £40 (includes 3 talks and a choice of activity session, plus tea/coffee)

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