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Imago Mundi – Space, Time and Symbolism in Medieval Christian World Maps

March 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Imago Mundi – Space, Time and Symbolism in Medieval Christian World Maps, illustrated from the Chester Polychronicon

A lecture by Professor Philip Alexander

Geographers have long realised that we all carry in our heads mental maps of the world, which influence to a surprising degree the way we live in it. This illustrated talk will explore the mental maps of medieval Christians through the great medieval Christian world maps, particularly the one which the Benedictine scholar, Ranulf Higden, of St Werburgh’s Abbey Chester, included in his famous 14th-century world chronicle, the Polychronicon. Come prepared to think your way imaginatively into a very different worldview from our own – a worldview which persisted basically unchanged from antiquity.

This talk is presented as part of Journeys – join us during 2020 as we explore the many aspects of life’s inner and outer journeys through a series of fun and entertaining, family-friendly, thought provoking events and activities.

Doors open: 6.30pm for 7pm start.
Tickets £10 (Students and RGS members £5)


March 12
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Chester Cathedral
St Werburgh Street
Chester, Cheshire CH1 2DY United Kingdom
01244 500 959