Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Event - Learn about history in city centre church (Nottingham)

A SERIES of presentations on aspects of English history is being given in the city.

The talks are being held at St Peter's Church, which is the oldest building in public use in Nottingham, and is next to Marks & Spencer, in St Peter's Square.

Organiser Paul Wiltshire said: "Parts of the church date back to the 12th century, and that makes for a great atmosphere from my point of view.

"By taking English history and culture directly to the public, we hope to inspire continued interest in the subject.

"We would love to see more local people taking an interest in Nottingham's role in shaping this country."

Called History in the City, the presentations are being launched along with Christopher Harrison, priest-in-charge at St. Peter's Church.

The first is at 11am this Saturday and is titled The Black Death 1348-1350.

On the following Saturday, July 16, Mr Wiltshire will return at the same time and talk about the history of Saint George and the English.

In August, Mr Wiltshire will give presentations on the Magna Carta and the monk and historian Bede, and in September the series will finish with the Anglo-Saxon story of Beowulf. Entry is £2, to cover costs.


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