Seminar on St Paul’s Cross: Preachers, People and Power
Date: 25th September 2012 Venue: Wren Suite, St Paul’s Cathedral Time: 3.00pm – 4.30pm
Paul’s Cross, located in the gardens of St Paul’s Cathedral, has been considered one of the great symbols of free speech and democracy in England. This seminar will explore what truth lies behind often romanticised ideas about the area, using historical scholarship to inform public discussion of the obligations and responsibilities of interpreting this democratically resonant part of London.
This session is one of two being held on the day in conjunction with Our Democratic Heritage. The academic exploration of the afternoon session will be coupled with another seminar event in the evening exploring the modern context.
Dr Peter McCullough – Professor of English and Fellow of Lincoln College Oxford, Lay Canon of St Paul’s Cathedral.
Dr Mary Morrissey – Lecturer, Department of English and American Literature University of Reading, Author of Politics and Paul’s Cross Sermons, 1558-1642 (Oxford 2011).
Dr David Colclough – Senior Lecturer, School of English and Drama, Queen Mary, University of London. Author of Freedom of Speech in Early Stuart England (Cambridge 2005).
This session will be Chaired by Dr Dan Plesch – Co-Founder of Our Democratic Heritage.
This seminar is free and open to all. Spaces are limited so registration is required to attend. If you would like to register please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7489 1011.