Ten Minute Talk

24 May 2017
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! 

26 July: Emma Bowey - 'William Cumin: the usurper Bishop?'

2 August: Marie-Thérèse Mayne - 'An introduction to The Treasures of St Cuthbert'

9 August: Shaun McAlister - 'The Bishop's Falchion'

16 August: Sam Crampton - 'The Grave of St Cuthbert' - A brief history of the excavations of St Cuthbert's grave.

23 August: Anne-Marie Ashman - 'The making of the Magna Carta' - From sheepskin to sealing wax; how the Magna Carta was made.

30 August: Shaun McAlister - 'Durham Cathedral Library' - A brief history of the Cathedral Library.

6 September: James Taylor - 'Healing at Durham Cathedral' - A look at the different forms of medicinal and healing practices performed in the monastery and cathedral at Durham.

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.