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Lambeth Heritage Festival

Monday 4, 11 and 18 September, 12pm-3pm. At Lambeth Palace Library
Library Open Days with Reformation 500th Anniversary exhibition

Visit our reading room, talk to our staff, and learn more about our collections and services. There is also a chance to see the Great Hall of Lambeth Palace, which includes an exhibition commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and a display of material on the history of ecumenical relations.
 
There is no need to book. Entry is via the Library entrance on Lambeth Palace Rd.  Contact archives@churchofengland.org or 020 7898 1400 with queries.

 
Friday 1 and 15 September at 11am only
Guided tours of Lambeth Palace Library
A rare opportunity to see behind the scenes at Lambeth Palace Library. This tour, lasting approximately 75 mins, will include a visit to the conservation studio and talks from archives and printed books staff about the history of the library and its collections, as well as the work that goes on in the library today. There will also be an opportunity to see the Great Hall and an exhibition commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
 
Booking is essential and places are limited to a maximum of 12. Entry is via the main Palace entrance on Lambeth Palace Rd. Contact archives@churchofengland.org or 020 7898 1400 to book.

EVENT NOW FULLY BOOKED – please contact us if you would like to be added to the waiting list.

 

Thursday 28 September, 6pm (admittance not before 5.30pm)

Remembering the Reformation - launch of a major digital exhibition linked with the Arts and Humanities Research Project.

Based at the Universities of Cambridge and York, this project explores how the Reformation in Britain and Europe was remembered, forgotten, contested and reinvented. The exhibition is a collaborative enterprise incorporating some of the many treasures of the Cambridge University Library, York Minster Library and Lambeth Palace Library. The launch will include a display and demonstration of the exhibition website, and will be accompanied by short talks by the four members of the project team, Brian Cummings, Ceri Law, Bronwyn Wallace and Alexandra Walsham.

All are welcome, but those wishing to attend are asked to register with juliette.boyd@churchofengland.org not later than Friday 22 September

 

Thursday 5 October, 5.30pm (admittance not before 5pm)

Professor Lyndal Roper (University of Oxford), Martin Luther: Renegade and Prophet

This event will be accompanied by a small exhibition of material relating to Martin Luther and the Reformation and will be followed by a drinks reception. A joint event with the Faculty of History, University of Oxford.

All are welcome, but numbers will be limited and those wishing to attend are asked to register with juliette.boyd@churchofengland.org not later than Friday 29 September.

 

Sunday 8 October, 3pm (admission not before 2.30pm): Concert in the Great Hall

The acclaimed American vocal ensemble, Blue Heron, willperform pre-Reformation polyphonic music from the Peterhouse partbooks (copied c.1540 for use at Canterbury Cathedral). The performance will last about 1 hour and will be preceded by a short talk by Professor Nick Sandon, an expert on the partbooks.

This event will offer an opportunity to see the Library’s exhibition of material relating to Martin Luther and the Reformation.

Advance booking is essential. Tickets at £35 (£30 for Friends of Lambeth Palace Library) are available now through blueheroninlondon.bpt.me or telephone 0800 411 8881.

 

Thursday 12 October, 6pm (admittance not before 5.30pm)

Dr Marianne Wilson (Early Modern Research Associate, The National Archives): ‘Reformation on the Record’: Exploring the history of the Reformation from an archival perspective.

Marianne Wilson will explore the vast collection of Reformation-related documents held at The National Archives, and will also discuss some of the treasures of Lambeth Palace Library, to elucidate the benefit of using archival sources to investigate the history of the English Reformation. This event will offer an opportunity to see the Library’s exhibition of material relating to Martin Luther and the Reformation.

All are welcome, but those wishing to attend should book a free ticket at www.mariannewilsonlecture.eventbrite.co.uk, or emailjuliette.boyd@churchofengland.org not later than Friday 6 October.

 

Thursday 9 November, 6pm (admittance not before 5.30pm)

Professor Nicholas Orme (University of Exeter): ‘A Very Short History of England's Cathedrals’.

An expert on the history of medieval children and education, Nicholas Orme’s most recent book is on the history of England’s cathedrals. This event will offer an opportunity to see the Library’s exhibition of material relating to Martin Luther and the Reformation.

All are welcome, but those wishing to attend should book a free ticket at www.nicholasormelecture.eventbrite.co.uk, or emailjuliette.boyd@churchofengland.org not later than Friday 3 November.

 

Selected archive collections moving from Lambeth to Bermondsey site 

Some of the archive collections previously stored in the Library have moved from the Lambeth site to the Church of England Record Centre at Bermondsey. Of course they remain available for research alongside other collections at the Record Centre. The collections are as follows:
Faculty Office fiats series from 1900 onwards (ref: F II/241-346)
Papers of Michael Harper (ref: Harper)
Mothers’ Union archive (ref: MU)
Parish and People papers (ref: PAP)
Society of St Francis archive (ref: SSF)
Papers of John Stott (ref: Stott)
Papers of Timothy Dudley-Smith (ref: TDS)
Third Order of St Francis archive (ref: TSSF)

If you would like to view material from these collections or if you have any queries, please contact our enquiries service which serves both the Library and the Record Centre.



 

 


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