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Bible Talks


Bible Talk Lecture Series: Spring 2018

Cloister Room | 1.10pm until 2.00pm


“Being Disciples”

This series of talks marks the 150th anniversary of the first year of Dean John Saul Howson in Chester (1867-85).  He was responsible for commissioning the reordering and refurbishment of the cathedral much as you see it today.  During his time the mosaics were installed and most of the talks will take them as a starting point.  The Cathedral Library exhibition for 2018 is on John Howson.  Visits will be possible after some of the talks or at other times by arrangement.

Wednesday 14 February

The Moses Mosaic – Dr Trevor Dennis (Chester Cathedral)

Wednesday 21 February

The Ely’s Refectory Tapestry – Professor Loveday Alexander (University of Salford)

Wednesday 28 February

Visualising the Sacrifice of Isaac – Professor Philip Alexander (University of Manchester)

Wednesday 7 March

Melchizedek the Priest-King and Christian Worship – Professor William Horbury (University of Cambridge)

Wednesday 14 March

No Bible Talk

Wednesday 21 March

The David Mosaics – Professor George Brooke (University of Manchester)

Wednesday 28 March

The Erasmus Chapel Mosaics – Dr Michael Gilbertson (Archdeaconry of Chester)

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Education Officer | (01244) 500957 |