The Winchester Bible, the greatest Bible ever made in England
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. firstname.lastname@example.org)
Parking in the Inner Close, subject to availability, or in City Centre car parks.
Tuesday 14th June - The Winchester Bible, the greatest Bible ever made in England
Dr Christopher de Hamel is Fellow and Librarian of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, and is author of very many books on illuminated manuscripts and the history of Bibles. His talk will look at the background to the making of the great Winchester Bible in the twelfth century, comparing with other monumental English Bibles of the time, and will show why and how it was made, and how the tradition of making Bibles survived the Middle Ages.