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! 

24 May: Sam Crampton - 'The Life and Work of Thomas Bewick' - Exploring the life and legacy of the Northumbrian artist, engraver, and naturalist. 

31 May: 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!

7 June: Anne-Marie Ashman - 'Crosses old and new in the Great Kitchen' - Learn more about the crosses on display in the Great Kitchen until 10 June, including the Alvis Cross, one of Open Treasure's most popular exhibits.

14 June: Closed for exhibition changeover.

21 June: Frank Cain - 'The Charter of Runnymede and Magna Carta: 1215 - 1216' - An introduction to the Runnymede Charter of 1215 and the Magna Carta of 1216.

28 June: Duncan McNeil - 'Is there a definitive Magna Carta?' - The evolution of the Magna Carta, 1215-1300.

5 July: Sam Crampton - 'Collections care and conservation' - Some dos and don'ts on caring for museum collections. 

12 July: John McAlister-Wood - 'Hugh de Puiset, Bishop of Durham, Pt. 2' - Explore Hugh de Puiset's tenure as Bishop and his role in building the wealth and power of 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.