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Top bookings for Cathedral’s new Lecture Series

The Cathedral has secured three leading experts to deliver their new

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Top bookings for Cathedral’s new Lecture Series

Posted By : Marie Thomas Wednesday 23rd December 2015

The Cathedral has secured three leading experts to deliver their new Unlocking Treasures lecture series starting in January.


The first in the series, Unlocking Treasures: Parish Churches, is by architectural historian John Goodall, currently Architectural Editor of Country Life and author of Parish Church Treasures, a book based on his weekly column in Country Life. In his illustrated talk John Goodall explores parish churches as living repositories for a breath-taking array of artistic treasures from painting to ironwork, sculpture to stained glass and furniture and architecture. As well as the richness of this outstanding inheritance, he discusses the challenges of preserving and conserving it for the future. The talk starts at 16.00 on Tuesday 12 January 2016 in the Cathedral.


Television presenter Loyd Grossmann CBE delivers the second lecture in the series, Unlocking Treasurers - Our Nation's Heritage at 19.00 on Friday 19 February 2016. Loyd Grossman has a long involvement with the arts, museums and heritage in the UK. He is a former Commissioner of English Heritage and of the Museums and Galleries Commission, current Chairman of the Churches Conservation Trust and Chairman of the Heritage Alliance as well as President of NADFAS (National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies). Loyd is discussing the treasures which collectively make up the heritage of this nation, their status, worldwide importance and the challenges which the sector faces.


The final lecture in the series is Unlocking Treasures: Conservation by conservator Chris Woods, which takes place at 19.00 Monday 7 March 2016. With over 30 years of experience in the field, Chris Woods has been a conservator at the Bodleian Library, Oxford University and Tate Gallery London. He talks about the conservation and preservation of our documentary treasures, in particular our 1215 Magna Carta, and the challenges that the physical properties of such a document present to the conservator.


Tickets for each of the lectures are £7.00 and can be bought online here or on the door on the night.


For any press enquiries contact Marie Thomas 01722 555148