Ten Minute Talk

07 December 2016
Every Wednesday at 2.00pm

Open Treasure 

Come along to our new series of ‘Ten Minute Talks’ in Open Treasure. Each week you can find out more about the extraordinary and unusual objects on display, and still have time for lunch! 

22 February: Shaun McAlister -  'The Roman Stones' - An overview of Open Treasure's Roman Stone Collections.

1 March: Natasha MacMahon - 'Celtic Christianity' - A brief introduction to Celtic Christianity and its legacy in Open Treasure. 

8 March: John McAlister-Wood - 'Hugh de Puiset, Bishop of Durham' - Looking at the fascinating early history of Hugh de Puiset, Bishop of Durham, and so much more!

15 March: Janet Gunning - 'Medieval manuscripts from the Durham Priory Library' - A brief introduction to medieval manuscripts - how they were made and how they were used.

22 March: James Taylor - 'The Life of St Cuthbert: Historical Fact or Fiction?' - How much does The Life of St Cuthbert follow literary convention and how much is 'fact'?

29 March: Sam Crampton - 'A New Religion in Northumbria' - What can we learn from Open Treasure's Collections about the origins of Christianity in North East England?

Open Treasure admission applies.

Tickets: £2.50 - £7.50 (under 5s free) available from the Visitor Desk in the Cathedral or in advance from www.durhamcathedral.co.uk/open-treasure

Collect your Open Treasure tickets earlier in the day to enjoy 10% discount in the Undercroft Restaurant.