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Durham University

Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS)

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Honorary Fellow Lecture, Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies

6th April 2016, 17:30, Wolfson Gallery, Palace Green Library, Durham University, Joanna Barker (Durham University)

Hosted by The Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies.

"Does God Speak English? The Dangerous History of an Illegal Prayer Book."

Joanna Barker graduated in French from Durham University in 1981. After a 35-year career in finance, she has returned to her first love of literature, and is currently finalising a book on women’s fight for education in the Age of Enlightenment. She is a bibliophile and has made a significant collection of the works of Michel de Montaigne. She currently chairs the Palace Green Library Development Board, which is funding the digitisation of the pre-Reformation Durham Cathedral Priory Library. Her interest in Books of Hours began with an accidental acquisition at a book fair.

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Please note access to the venue is limited and only via a flight of stairs.

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