The Bible and Art

Thursday, 12 May 2011
Time: 7.30pm
Location: Prior’s Hall, The Close, Winchester, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Organisation: Winchester Cathedral
Topic: Bible


2011 - The Bible in Culture

During Winchester Cathedral’s exhibition Reading the Book of Books, then and now: the King James Bible, 1611-2011 (29 March – 3 October 2011) a series of public lectures on THE BIBLE IN CULTURE will be presented by five leading scholars.

All lectures begin at 7.30pm in Prior’s Hall, The Close, Winchester SO23 9LS.

Tickets, £6 per lecture or £20 for the series, available from the Box Office (01962 857275.

Parking in the Inner Close, subject to availability, or in City Centre car parks.

Thursday 12th May - The Bible and Art

Professor Michael Wheeler, curator of the exhibition, and a visiting Professor at the universities of Lancaster and Southampton, is a widely published authority on nineteenth-century religion, literature and art. He offers a lavishly illustrated lecture on the impact of the King James Bible upon British artists and illustrators. Following a review of the exhibition’s visual aspects, the lecture ranges from Rayner’s Family Bible of the 1730s to Eric Gill, via the Pre-Raphaelites.

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