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Oxford Conference: Magna Carta and Freedom of Religion or Belief

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June 21-24. St Hugh’s College, Oxford. Hosted by the International Center for Law and Religion Studies, in cooperation with The Oxford Journal of Law and Religion. Join leading academics, policymakers, lawyers, and students for a conference commemorating the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. The conference, which includes presentations and visits to Runnymede and the […]

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The Great Charter – Magna Carta Community Opera

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Saturday 13th June, Durham Cathedral. Saturday 20 June, Middlesbrough Cathedral. Young people from County Durham and Middlesbrough join with local singers and professional musicians to celebrate the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta through words and music. The main themes of equality before the law, democracy, and freedom have been woven together by composer Timothy Craig […]

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David Starkey on Magna Carta

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Friday 5 June 2015, 7.30pm This leading constitutional historian, known for his forthright views, talks about the agreement that first limited the power of the monarch by stating the basic rights, privileges, and liberties of leading citizens. There are few who better understand the way the most powerful have thought throughout our history. His assessment […]

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Lecture: Good versus bad institutions? Citizenship in colonial Latin and North America, 16th -18th Centuries

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Wednesday 17 June 2015, 6pm Palace Green Library Learning Centre Speaker: Professor Maarten Prak, University of Utrecht Free to attend. This event is part of the “From Subjects to Citizens? 800 Years and Citizen Politics” Seminar Series in conjunction with the Magna Carta and the Changing Face of Revolt Exhibition. Please note that places are […]

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Lecture: A Precariat Charter – From Denizens to Citizens

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Wednesday 10 June 2015, 6pm Palace Green Library Learning Centre Speaker: Professor Guy Standing, University of London This event is part of the “From Subjects to Citizens? 800 Years and Citizen Politics” Seminar Series in conjunction with the Magna Carta and the Changing Face of Revolt Exhibition. Please note that places are limited and will […]

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Lecture: Geographies and Genealogies of Citizenship

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Wednesday 3rd June, 6pm Palace Green Library Learning Centre Speaker: Professor Lynn Staeheli, Durham University Free to attend. This event is part of the “From Subjects to Citizens? 800 Years and Citizen Politics” Seminar Series in conjuntion with the Magna Carta and the Changing Face of Revolt Exhibition. Please note that places are limited and […]

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Magna Carta Medieval Jousting

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On the weekend of the 13th and 14th June there will be a Medieval Fair at Windsor Racecourse. The Fair will feature a variety of events including an archery contest, a mobile Shakespeare play, a river pageant, a medieval joust and many more. There will be over 50 retail tents selling the latest items from gifts […]

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Royal Holloway University host ‘Great Charter Festival’

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Date: 14th June The Great Charter Festival gives you the chance to join in our exciting celebrations and find out more about the legacy of Magna Carta and what it means today. Get involved in hands-on activities and performances, sample food and drink, or try your hand in our crafts market place – there will […]

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‘The Hereford Magna Carta’ – A lecture by Nicholas Vincent

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Date: 2nd June In this lecture Nicholas Vincent, an authority on Magna Carta, will explain the background to Hereford’s role in the Magna Carta. He will talk about civil war and the coming of peace to Herefordshire in 1217. Tickets: £5 For more information call 01432 374226 or email library@herefordcathedral.org.