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Lecture: Rebellious Citizens: 800 Years of Citizen Politics

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Wednesday 8 July 2015, 6pm Durham University Speaker: Dr. Christian Liddy, Durham University and academic curator of the exhibition. Tickets £10 Includes a visit to the exhibition and drinks reception. Magna Carta was the product of revolt. At different points in British history the identity, rights, and responsibilities of the citizen have provoked resistance to […]

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Lecture: Magna Carta: The View from Durham

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Thursday 2 July 2015, 6pm Durham University Speaker: Professor Nicholas Vincent, University of East Anglia Tickets £10 Professor Nicholas Vincent, University of East Anglia Includes a visit to the exhibition and drinks reception Durham Cathedral boasts one of the finest collections of Magna Carta manuscripts to survive, including the only remaining original of the 1216 […]

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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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‘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.

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Magna Carta Through the Ages – Society of Antiquaries

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Date: 26th May – 31st July Society of Antiquaries of London, Burlington House, London As part of the celebrations to mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, the Society of Antiquaries will be staging a special exhibition where visitors will have the unique opportunity to see its three copies of the charter. The exhibition Magna Carta Through […]