The Cultural Consequences of the King James Bible
in memory of George Herbert a student of Lancelot Andrewes, University Orator at Cambridge and distantly related to the Sidney family, to which Frances Sidney, foundress of Sidney Sussex, belonged.
Speakers will include:
Geoffrey Hill (former professor of Religion at Boston University (Mass.), on the Literary aspect;
David McKitterick, Trinity College Library, Cambridge, the KJB in the history of the book;
David Skinner, Director of Music on musical settings of the Bible in the early 17th century.
The day will end with a large-scale choral evensong using music by such composers as Tomkins, Orlando Gibbons etc.
There will also be two small exhibitions in the library, one focussing on the Masters of Sidney - James Montague and Samuel Ward - who were on the translation committees.