Ushaw Lecture Series
The Ushaw Lecture Series celebrates the cultural and research significance of the remarkable bibliographical, archival and material-cultural collections at Ushaw, near Durham City, and the wider history of which they are expressions. The lectures cover music, art, drama, poetry and literature, architecture, material-culture, politics, science and theology.
Lectures take place at Ushaw, 4 miles west of Durham City. Transport is available between Durham City and Ushaw; if you would like to take advantage of this, please register for your place at least 5 days in advance of the lecture and tell us at the time of booking.
All are welcome; registration is essential. If you wish to attend, please register here (registration opens 3 weeks before each lecture).
- 10 December 2019 17:30: Pius XII's Christmas Messages - Dr Anna Rowlands, Durham University
- 26 February 2020 17:30: The Materiality of Christian Pilgrimage, Medieval to Modern: Reflections From a Church Historian and Sometime Pilgrim - Salvador Ryan, Pontifical University St Patrick’s College Maynooth
- 10 March 2020 17:30: Bishop Dunn Memorial Lecture - Sr Margaret Atkins OSA, Blackfriars, Oxford
- 3 June 2020 17:30: Reading Lord William Howard’s Library: Catholic Antiquarianism and Confessional Militancy in Northern England, c. 1583-1630 - Earle Havens , Johns Hopkins University, USA, and DRRL Holland Visiting Fellow
- 17 June 2020 17:30: "Fugitive Virgins": Refugee Women Religious in British Culture, 1792-1815 - Tonya Moutray , Russell Sage College, USA, and DRRL Visiting Fellow
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