‘Reconsidering St Cuthbert’s Relics’ with the Friends of the World of Bede
October 26 - 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Join Dr Eric Cambridge, Vice Chair of the Friends of the World of Bede’s to hear his most recent thoughts on ‘Reconsidering St Cuthbert’s Relics’
This lecture challenges the conventional view that St Cuthbert was enshrined with many of the relics that still survive today as early as his original enshrinement in 698.
It will look at the evidence that some of the relics have histories of their own, which suggests a different and more complex story. It will also consider the implications of documentary records of other relics, now lost, to suggest an alternative context for when these objects might have been assembled together in the saint’s coffin – and what light that might shed on the changing outlook of the community that tended his shrine.
Tea / coffee will be provided before the lecture and we hope that you will be able to join us for what promises to be a most fascinating talk.
Running time: Approx 60minutes + time for questions
Friends of the World of Bede members – Free
Non-members – £1.00 (lecture only) Normal admission charges apply to visit the full site