The Cultural Consequences of the King James Bible

Sunday, 27 February 2011
Time: tba
Location: Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Organisation: Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge


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.



The American Bible Society The City of London The Bible Society Museums, Libraries, Archives - London Wallspace Gallery