See-Through Stories: Windows on the World

Six presentations by leading public speakers looking through/at Canterbury Cathedral’s stained glass windows, the biblical figures they illustrate and their relevance for today.

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1 May 2019

Rabbi Dr Deborah Kahn-Harris, Principal, Leo Baeck College

Who do you think you are?: the use of genealogies in the construction of identity from the Bible to the BBC


8 May 2019

Professor Vincent Lloyd, Villanova University USA

Ambivalence of charisma: Moses from Hollywood to Canterbury


15 May 2019

Professor Ben Quash and Dr Michelle Fletcher, King’s College, London

Where do I turn? Genesis 19 on when things fall apart


18 September 2019

Professor Tod Linafelt, Georgetown University, USA

What does it mean to be human?: Adam (and Eve) inside and outside the Garden


25 September 2019

Neil McGregor, Writer, Broadcaster and former Director of the British Museum

The Shepherds, the Magi and the Presentation in the Temple


9 October 2019

Paula Gooder, British theologian, Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral

On veiling and unveiling: church and synagogue in stained glass and the writings of Paul


Tickets are £8 per talk or £35 for the series. Entrance is FREE for school students and teachers, and university students.

Tickets, both free and paid-for, can be booked online or are available on the door. Those requiring free tickets should e-mail in advance, giving the name of their place of study/teaching.

Please arrive at 18.30 in the Cathedral, if you wish, for a view of the window(s) relevant to that evening (or at 17.30 for Choral Evensong beforehand). Each talk begins at 19.00 in the Clagett Auditorium, Cathedral Lodge/Study Centre.

Organised by the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Kent, and Canterbury Cathedral. The University would like to record its thanks for the support of the Friends of Canterbury Cathedral.