Talk: The Reformation After 500 Years

@ Auckland Castle

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07 September 2016


£6, free for Annual Pass holders

Diarmaid MacCulloch, Professor of the History of the Church at Oxford, author of Reformation: Europe’s House Divided 1490-1700 and writer/presenter of the BBC’s major documentary A History of Christianity, considers the significance of an event which from its first spark in northern Germany half a millennium ago altered the course of world history, and whose effects are still being felt.  He explores why the Reformation proved so destructive yet so creative, what Reformers from Martin Luther onwards wanted, what they in fact got, and what Reformation in Christianity might mean today.

Diarmaid MacCulloch, DD, FBA, is Professor of the History of the Church at Oxford, TV presenter and author.  His History of Christianity: the first three thousand years won the 2010 Cundill Prize, the world’s largest prize for history, and his latest BBC2 series was Sex and the Church.  He was knighted in the New Year’s Honours List of 2012.

Doors open at 6pm. Lectures start at 6.30pm. A complimentary drink will be served before the lecture.

Lecture tickets cost £6 and must be paid for in advance. If you have an Annual Pass (costing £15) lectures are free but please book your place in advance as spaces are limited. If you would like to purchase an Annual Pass, please call 01388 743797.

Any questions or to book a place, please email or call 01388 743797.

Please note there is no parking on site at Auckland Castle but there is clear signage to North Bondgate car park a short walking distance away, which is free after 6pm.

Auckland Castle
Bishop Auckland
County Durham
DL14 7NR

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