Magna Carta and the Changing Face of Revolt Exhibition
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Magna Carta was first sealed by King John in 1215, to mark the 800th anniversary; Durham University is exhibiting the only surviving 1216 issue of this unique charter. Designed to make peace between the King and rebel Barons, who chose political engagement over passive obedience, Magna Carta and the Changing Face of Revolt explores the contested identity of what makes a citizen and a rebel.
The afternoon will incorporate a behind the scenes look at how Magna Carta and the Changing Face of Revolt came about from Emma Hamlett, Curator of the exhibition. Tea, coffee and biscuits will then be provided before you visit the exhibition itself.
This event is limited to 20 places, so bookings will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.
Bookings must be made by 30 June, to enable tea, coffee & biscuits to be arranged.
The event will start in the Learning Centre, Palace Green Library, Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3RN. There is good disabled access https://www.dur.ac.uk/palace.green/visit/access/ Directions to Palace Green Library can be found at https://www.dur.ac.uk/palace.green/visit/location/ and the library is approx. 20 minutes’ walk from Durham railway station.
There is an optional 45 mins tour of Durham University’s Bill Bryson Library starting at 12 noon, leaving you time for lunch, meet inside using the temporary entrance next to the main entrance)